West Dorset shops on alert after armed robberies

Dorset Echo: Police are seeking this man Police are seeking this man

A CROSS-BORDER manhunt has been launched by police following a series of armed robberies.

Businesses and shop owners in Lyme Regis have been put on alert amid fears the town may be hit next.

Police have released two CCTV images, pictured, of a man they want to speak to in relation to two incidents that happened over the border in Axminster, Devon, on December 24 and 29.

The first incident happened on Christmas Eve at the Prospect Garage petrol station in Lyme Road.

A man, wearing a scarf over his face, entered the store at about 6pm and threatened staff with a knife, before making off with a quantity of cash. The second incident happened just before 9pm at the Tesco petrol station in Axminster. A man threatened staff and left with a substantial amount of cash.

Lyme Regis PC Richard Winward warned all businesses in Lyme Regis to be on high alert.

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12:31pm Thu 2 Jan 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

I wasn't aware that we had 'borders' between counties, I never noticed the border controls when I drove into Somerset from Dorset on my way to Yeovil!
It may be that police from one county do not normally communicate with forces from neighbouring counties but in this case I cannot envisage groups of police-persons going around 'hunting' for a man.
Another piece of 'purple prose' from Echo 'work-experience' persons?
I wasn't aware that we had 'borders' between counties, I never noticed the border controls when I drove into Somerset from Dorset on my way to Yeovil! It may be that police from one county do not normally communicate with forces from neighbouring counties but in this case I cannot envisage groups of police-persons going around 'hunting' for a man. Another piece of 'purple prose' from Echo 'work-experience' persons? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

12:56pm Thu 2 Jan 14

smilealoft44 says...

Dont you know we now have open borders
Dont you know we now have open borders smilealoft44

1:05pm Thu 2 Jan 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

smilealoft44
Thanks, but at airports and seaports, they still have border control desks and personnel so where are the county border controls?
Incidentally, I notice that the guy in the 2nd picture is wearing a traditional burglar striped shirt but he appears to have forgotten his 'swag bag'.
smilealoft44 Thanks, but at airports and seaports, they still have border control desks and personnel so where are the county border controls? Incidentally, I notice that the guy in the 2nd picture is wearing a traditional burglar striped shirt but he appears to have forgotten his 'swag bag'. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

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