Bournemouth petrol station robbed in armed raid

An armed robber raided a petrol station and stole cash after threatening staff with a hand gun, police said.

The Esso Service Station in Charminster Road, Bournemouth, was targeted at 02:50 GMT.

Armed officers were sent to the scene after Dorset Police received reports of a robbery.

The suspect was wearing a black hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms and had a black scarf around his face. No one was injured.

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