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Dorset PoliceA man arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery in Shaftesbury will face no further police action, as detectives continue their investigation and renew their appeal for information.

At 1.36pm on Wednesday 30 June 2021 it was reported that a man, who was in possession of a handgun, entered the Co-op in Beaufoy Close, demanded money from a shop worker and then left with a quantity of cash.

Following initial enquiries, a man was arrested in connection with the incident and released under investigation. He has now been released from the investigation and will face no further police action.

Detective Constable Dave Barnes, of Weymouth CID, said: ‘Our investigation into this incident is still very much ongoing and we are continuing to explore a number of lines of enquiry to identify the man responsible.

‘I would again urge any witnesses, or anyone with information that might assist our investigation, to please come forward if you have not already spoken to police.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210104201. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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