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Police appeal after car stolen from Gloucestershire branch Tesco at gunpoint

Police have arrested a man following a report of a vehicle being stolen at gunpoint from Tesco in Cirencester yesterday.

Shortly before 4pm yesterday officers were called to the Cricklade Road store after receiving reports that a car had been stolen after a man had threatened staff with what appeared to be a gun.

After demanding keys from the staff in the car wash area, he drove away in the vehicle that was subsequently involved in a collision at Kemble Railway Station.

A statement from Gloucestershire Police said: "it is believed that the man then attempted to steal other vehicles.

"At 4.15pm officers arrested a 21-year-old man who is currently in police custody.

"No-one was injured at the car wash.The weapon has been recovered and is believed to be an air rifle.


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"The investigation is at a very early stage and no further information is available at this time.

"Anyone who witnesses any part of this incident and has information which might help officers with the investigation is asked to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 396 of 2 July."

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