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Wandsworth police are appealing for witnesses following a knife-point robbery at a Texaco petrol station in Roehampton.

At approximately 2.20am on Saturday 17th November 2007 two men approached the Texaco garage on foot. The first entered the shop and threatened staff with a knife and stole cigarettes and cash whilst the other suspect stood at the door acting as a lookout.

As the robbery was taking place two cars pulled into the forecourt, a small white car and a dark estate. The passenger of the estate car tried to go into the shop whilst the driver put petrol in his car, however he was turned away by the lookout at the door so went back to the driver to warn him about what was happening. The driver left the petrol pump in his car and walked off as the man with the knife approached his car and tried to get in. The driver of the white car also got out of his car.

Both suspects left the scene on foot and headed towards ASDA pursued for a short while by the passenger of the estate car. The driver of the estate car replaced the petrol pump and collected the passenger by the exit. The white car also drove off.

Police would like to speak to the people who were in those cars as they witnessed the robbery and may have vital information.

The first suspect is described as a white male, approx 6'00'', aged around 17 years old wearing gloves, a blue hooded top with a multi-coloured scarf around the lower part of his face. He also had lots of freckles on his forehead.

The second suspect is described as a white male with the hood up and a black scarf around his face.

If you have any information please contact the incident room on 020 8247 8871; alternatively to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800
555 111.

December 17, 2007