Petrol station raiders attack shop assistant

A SHOP assistant was attacked as a gang of four men robbed a petrol station at Felixstowe early today.

The 32-year-old man was working at the BP petrol station in Anzani Avenue, just outside the port, when the men entered the forecourt shop.

One of the four approached the shop assistant and began to assault him, while the other three went around behind the counter and began taking cigarettes and packets of tobacco.

All four then left the premises and police were alerted.

The shop assistant did not require medical attention.

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One of the offenders has been described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, around 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build.

He wore a green Army-style jacket and black trousers and had a black rucksack-style bag on his back. His face was partially covered.

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The other three all wore dark coloured clothing with hoods up and their faces partially covered.

Various packets of cigarettes and tobacco were found outside the premises where the offenders are believed to have dropped them.

The incident happened around 12.40am and anyone who was in the area around that time who may have seen the men or anyone who has information about who they are is asked to call Felixstowe CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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