Petrol Station in Handgun Holdup

Police are appealing for witnesses following an early morning holdup at the Texaco filling station on the A335, Southampton Rd.

At about 5.30 am this morning the late night cashier was threatened by a masked man holding what appeared to be a firearm. As the cashier ran to take cover and alert the Police, the robber made off with the contents of the night till.

Police have issued the following description of the suspect:

Approximately 5ft 9 ins tall, Slim to medium build, wearing white trainers, white or light grey tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved white t-shirt, black or grey gloves and a black balaclava covering his face.

The cashier was uninjured.

Police are particularly keen to trace any customers who may have visited the service station before or after the incident or anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area.Anyone with information should contact CID at Eastleigh police station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.