Man arrested for robbery after group threatens Bristol shop worker with axe

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The suspects crashed a car before making off on foot

A man has been arrested after a robbery at a convenience store in Bristol yesterday afternoon (April 11). 

Three men went into the shop on East Street in Bedminster at about 4.20pm, police said, and threatened a shop worker with an axe before causing damage and stealing cash from the till. 

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The suspects made off in a car and details were passed to patrolling units. Officers spotted a similar vehicle which was later found crashed in King Georges Road. The occupants ran off but a man was detained in nearby Anton Bantock Way soon afterwards. 

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of affray and robbery and remains in police custody.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw or has dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage of either incident.

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If you can help, call 101 and give the reference 5224092567. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or online at

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