Little Chef workers tied up in Dorset armed raid

A manager and chef at a restaurant in Dorset have been tied up during an armed robbery.

Two raiders stole an undisclosed amount of money from Little Chef on the A31 in Winterborne Zelston at about 0640 BST.

The men fled in a Honda estate they had stolen from the scene. The car was later found abandoned at the Botany Bay pub along the A31.

The workers were taken to hospital as a precaution. Police have not revealed what weapon was used.

In a statement, Little Chef said: "On entry to the building the Little Chef employees were confronted and restrained by armed robbers whilst the robbery took place.

"Both employees are reported unharmed but have been sent to hospital as a precaution for a full check up.

"The incident and subsequent enquiry is now in the hands of police."

Officers appealed for witnesses.

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