Armed robbers hold up A1 service station with gun days after hitting store for second time
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ARMED robbers struck at a service station close to the A1 just days after they robbed a family-run convenience store for the second time.
Two men wearing scarves entered Redwings Service Station, in Great North Road, Sawtry, at 3.15pm on Monday, April 8. They threatened a member of staff with a pistol and a stun gun before making off with cash and cigarettes.
Officers, who have released CCTV images of the Redwings robbery, are linking this latest incident with two others at Seven Days Convenience Store, in Field Road, Ramsey.
On Thursday, April 4, two men went into the shop at about 9.30pm and threatened Malinda Fernando, 26, who was looking after the shop for owner Sajith Sriskandarajah, 40. The men were armed with a handgun and pepper spray.
The robbers, wearing balaclavas and dressed in black, took more than £1,100 in cash, alcohol and cigarettes before running down an adjacent alley way towards Slade Close.
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Mr Sriskandarajah, who runs the Ramsey store with his brother Manoj, said he was robbed three months earlier, on January 6, when three men entered the store and stole cash, cigarettes and alcohol.
The shopkeeper said one of the men carried a red rucksack. Mr Sriskandarajah described one of the men as 5ft 4in tall and overweight and the other 5ft 6in tall and skinny.
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Detective Inspector Jon McAdam said: “I have a team of detectives working on these three cases and I would like to hear from anyone who recognises the men in the CCTV or who has any information about the robberies to get in touch.
“At this stage we believe the three incidents are linked and any information, no matter how small, could prove vital in tracing the men responsible.”
INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Huntingdon Serious Crime Team on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.