Little Chef robbery e-fit released

image captionPolice said the man they want to talk to is 5ft 10in tall with dark hair

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to question in connection with an armed robbery at a Dorset roadside restaurant.

Two balaclava-clad men entered the Little Chef on the A31 in Winterborne Zelston through a back door at about 0640 BST on Thursday 31 March.

Two female workers were tied up and threatened with hand guns.

Two men were seen acting suspiciously near the diner on Sunday, 27 March. An e-fit of one of them has been released.

The offender pictured in the e-fit is described as white, aged in his twenties, 5ft 10in tall with dark hair. He was wearing a light coloured, short sleeve top and blue jeans.

The second man is described as white, aged in his late 40s or early 50s, with short dark greying hair. He is thick set and shorter than the first man.

The robbers stole an undisclosed amount of money and left the scene in a 2003 blue Honda estate stolen from one of the workers.

The car was later found abandoned at the Botany Bay pub along the A31.

Both members of staff were taken to hospital as a precaution but were uninjured.

'Terrifying ordeal'

Detective Sergeant Ian Fletcher, Bournemouth CID, said: "I am appealing for witnesses, and anyone with any information about this incident, to contact me as soon as possible.

"I also need to hear from anyone who recognises the descriptions of the two men seen acting suspiciously in the area a few days before the robbery took place.

"This was a terrifying ordeal for the two members of staff and I'm determined to find those responsible."

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