We’ve arrested a man in connection with two robberies in Congresbury which took place within minutes of each other yesterday morning (Monday, 31 August).
A service station was robbed at about 10.05am before a nearby newsagents was targeted approximately five minutes later.
In both incidents a man indicated to staff he had a weapon concealed in his jacket before threatening them.
He made off with quantities of cash and cigarettes from both premises before driving off in a vehicle.
No one was hurt in either incident.
Specialist crime scene investigators examined both scenes while CCTV footage was viewed by officers.
A 31-year-old man was subsequently arrested shortly before 6pm yesterday on suspicion of both robberies as well as driving a motor vehicle while on drugs.
The man remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing.