West Lothian petrol station held up in armed robbery

editorial image

Staff were threatened with weapons in an armed robbery at a petrol station in Winchburgh last night.

At around 10.45pm on Thursday July 6, three men entered the Glendevon Service Station on the B9080 and threatened staff with weapons.

They stole cash from the till before leaving the shop and running off.

The first man is described as white, of average build and was wearing a thick black jacket, light grey top underneath with the hood up, black gloves, black trainers with an orange heel, a black balaclava and a patterned scarf. He was carrying a black backpack with an orange stripe.

The second man is described as of average build and was wearing a thick black jacket with a zip and a hood, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms, a black cap, black gloves, black Adidas trainers and a grey scarf over his face.

The third man is described as white, of average build and was wearing a black jumper, black bottoms, black trainers, black gloves and a black balaclava. He was carrying a black bag with a red zip and a white logo.

Detective Inspector Paul Batten of Livingston CID said: “This was an extremely frightening experience for the staff at the garage who were shaken but unhurt.

“Officers responded and searched the area immediately, and we are investigating reports of a vehicle leaving the area at speed shortly after the robbery heading towards Winchburgh Main Street.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen the men enter or leave the petrol station, or anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious vehicles. Detectives and Community Officers will be in Winchburgh today making further enquiries and offering reassurance and I would encourage anyone with information to speak to them.”

Contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 4463 of 6th July, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.