WINNERSH: Masked robber threatens BP Petrol Station staff with hammer in raid

A MASKED robber stormed a petrol station in Reading this morning threatening staff with a hammer.

The female employee at the BP Petrol Station in Reading Road, Winnersh, was held up about 4.50am.

Thames Valley Police said a man stormed the shop and threatened the woman in her 20s with a hammer before taking money from the till.

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Officers said the woman was not injured.

A 37-year-old man from Wokingham has since been arrested on suspicion of robbery and theft.

He is currently in custody.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Dennis Hicks, based at Loddon Valley Police Station, said: “We are appealing for witnesses, or anyone who has information about this incident, to please come forward.

“Further, I would urge motorists who were in the local area around the time of the incident, to please check dash-cam footage in case it may have captured something that could assist with the investigation.

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“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101, or making a report online, quoting reference 43200193657.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Reading Chronicle