Published: January 30, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea police probe attempted robbery at town centre shop

This was the scene in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea on Friday afternoon (January 30th) after an attempted robbery at a shop.

Police rushed to Victoria Street at 4.23pm after two men in their 30s burst into the shop and demanded goods, but fled empty handed after being challenged by the store's owner.

One nearby resident told that a silver car had been seen leaving the scene a few moments later - and this is believed to have been the get-away vehicle.

An ambulance was called to the scene, but the shop's owner suffered only a minor leg injury and did not require further treatment.

Police spokesman Martin Dunscombe told "It is very early days in the investigation, but we would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Victoria Street area this afternoon to contact us on 0845 456 7000."

Several police cars were at the scene of the attempted robbery on Friday evening, as pictured above, as the probe into what happened got underway.


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