Fife petrol station robbery - worker faced 'terrifying ordeal' in early hours

Police have appealed for informationPolice have appealed for information
Police have appealed for information
Police have launched an investigation into a robbery at a petrol station in Fife.

Two men threatened a staff member at the Jet filling station in Bothwell Street, Dunfermline, and made off with a three-figure sum in cash, plus tobacco.

The incident happened around 4:40 am on Monday.

The worker was uninjured, but police described it as a “terrifying ordeal” which left him badly shaken.

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Both suspects are described as white, around six feet in height and of medium build.

They were wearing dark-coloured tracksuit trousers and grey hooded tops with their hoods up. Both of them were also wearing face coverings.

Detective Inspector Karen Muirhead of Dunfermline Police Station said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the member of staff who is extremely shaken as a result of this robbery.

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“We are carrying out enquiries and gathering CCTV footage from the local area to establish more information to trace the two men responsible for this robbery.

“At this time I would urge anyone who saw two men acting suspiciously in the area of Bothwell Street to contact us.

“ We believe that there were dog walkers in the area around the time of the robbery and I would urge them to contact us as they may have witnessed something vital to this enquiry.”

“Anyone with information or dash cam footage information that will assist this investigation, or anyone driving in the local area with dash-cam footage is asked to contact detectives at Dunfermline through 101 quoting reference number 0380 of 21 December. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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