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An image of the potential witness to whom the police want to speak.

Detectives investigating an alleged armed robbery in Shaftesbury are issuing an image of a man they would like to speak to as a potential witness as part of their ongoing enquiries.

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.

Detective Inspector Nicky Jenkins, of Weymouth CID, said: ‘We are continuing to investigate this matter and have been carrying out a large number of enquiries.

‘We have now obtained an image of a man who was in the area around the time of the incident. I would like to stress that we are looking to speak to this man as a witness as he may have information that could assist our investigation and I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us.

‘Local officers are continuing to carry out increased patrols in the area and can be approached by members of the public with any information or concerns.’

A man was previously arrested in relation to the incident and has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

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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