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7 January 2011, 10:32
Police in Corby are calling on the public's help in trying to identify two men who were involved in an attempted robbery in the town in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The two men entered the Jet Garage in Rockingham Road in the town at around 2.15am on Wednesday 5 January, forcing the lone female worker to the floor before searching the premises.
It is unknown at this stage if anything was taken from the garage and officers investigating the incident are urging people who may recognise the two men involved to contact them.
Detective Sergeant Matt Conroy from Corby CID, said: “These two men forced their way into the premises before forcing the woman working there to the floor and searching the premises.
“It is still unclear at this stage if anything has been taken but I would urge anyone who may recognise the images of these people or who may know who they are to contact us on 03000 111 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
The 29-year-old woman working in the garage at the time was left traumatised by the incident.
Police in Corby are also investigating an attempted armed robbery at the ASDA filling station in Phoenix Parkway that took place at during the early evening of Friday 10 December.
We are releasing footage about this incident in the hope that information is forthcoming about the offenders and the bike that they were riding.
At around 6.30pm, two men on an off-road motorbike rode up to the payment kiosk at the filling station.
The pillion passenger got off the bike and produced what appeared to be a single-barrel shotgun.
The two members of staff in the kiosk had spotted the gun as the bike arrived at the filling station and hid themselves in the toilet and called the police.
The offenders tried to force entry to the kiosk but were unsuccessful and rode off the motorbike.
Detective Constable Katy Tyrrell, of Corby CID, said: “This incident was over very quickly but we believe there were other people on the forecourt when it took place.
“The bike entered the forecourt at speed and there was an attempt to break into the kiosk.
“I would be grateful if any witnesses to this incident could come forward and I would particularly like to hear from anyone who has any information about the bike the offenders were riding.”
This is not believed to be linked to the attempted robbery incident.