Police arrest woman, 36, and man, 36, on charges of theft and burglary after ‘serious incident’ at Essex gas station
- The police were present at the Texaco gas station on the A120 this morning at 1.22 am
- A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft and a 36-year-old man on suspicion of burglary
- The garage was cordoned off after the ‘serious incident’, but it is reportedly unrelated to petrol
A man and woman have been arrested after an alleged robbery at a petrol station in Essex in the early hours of this morning.
Essex Police were called to a ‘serious incident’ at 1.22am in the Texaco garage at the Galleys Corner roundabout on the A120 near Braintree.
On arrival, a woman, 36, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of theft, while a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Police have cordoned off the Texaco gas station at Galleys Corner on the A120 in Braintree
The incident took place at the Texaco garage on the A1200 at the Galleys Corner roundabout at Braintree
The woman and man have been arrested for questioning and the gas station has been closed until this morning.
A guest staying at the nearby Premier Inn said: ‘I just heard a lot of yelling, it looked like there were police.
“Whatever happened, it sounded serious,” they told the East Anglian Daily Times.
The Essex Police Control Room tweeted at 2:35am that officers were witnessing a “serious incident” at the service station.
A Corps spokesman said: ‘We were called to the Texaco garage at the Galleys Corner roundabout on the A120 around 1:22 am today (Friday 1 October) following reports of a robbery.
“Agents arrived on the scene and quickly made two arrests.
A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft and a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. Both remain in custody. No one was injured during the incident.
A 36-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of theft and a man, 35, for burglary
Anyone with information should submit a report online or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to talk to an online operator between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
“You can also call us on 101 quoting crime number 42/214123/21.”