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Teenager due in court after Buckfastleigh garage robbery

By This is Devon  |  Posted: October 03, 2012

A 17-year-old male has been charged with robbery after a garage in Buckfastleigh was reportedly held up at knifepoint.

Police arrested two suspects following the incident at at Dial Motors in Station Road, Buckfastleigh at 6.30pm on Monday October 1.

Police say two young men allegedly entered the premises armed with a knife and an iron bar and threatened the assistant with violence before stealing a quantity of cash from the till.

They then made off running in the direction of the railway station.

Following a search of the area two suspects aged 16 and 17, were arrested in connection with the incident.

The female assistant was not injured as a result of the incident but was naturally very shaken.

A 17-year-old has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Exeter Magistrates Court today.

A 16-year-old youth was released on police bail until 11th October pending further enquiries.

Police would like to hear from any witnesses who were in the area at the time or from anyone who has any information regarding it and ask that they contact police on 101 quoting police reference JA/12/830.

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