Armed robbery in Cheltenham: teenager arrested
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and released on bail in connection with an armed robbery on a shop in Alma Road in Cheltenham.
At around 3pm today officers were called to reports that two men wearing black balaclavas had entered the convenience store and asked the member of staff to hand over the money before leaving on foot along Alma Road and onto Windermere Road.
It’s thought that one of the offenders may have been carrying a firearm.
No one was injured in the incident.
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It’s not yet known how much money was stolen.
Officers are currently carrying out searches of the area and the police helicopter is being used.
Councillor Anne Regan said: “I am horrified to hear about this incident. They are a very friendly family who run the shop and are well respected. Let’s hope the police catch the people responsible.”
Police arrested the teenager yesterday evening September 25).
Any witnesses that haven’t yet spoken to officers are urged to all Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 240 of September 25.
Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org and you may receive a reward if someone is arrested and charged.