POLICE are searching for a man after a staff member was threatened with a knife and £200 was stolen in an armed robbery at a service station last night (Monday).

Officers were called to the Esso Service Station in Warminster Road, Westbury at 10.30pm.

The man is described as white, bald, wearing a thick blue jacket, blue jeans and white shoes. He ran off up the hill in Orchard Road.

A search was carried out but nobody matching the description was located and police enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Nick Mawson, from Central CID, said: “We know this incident will be alarming to the public, and it was obviously a frightening experience for the member of staff involved.

“We are still at a very early stage of our investigation, but we will of course be considering whether this is linked to recent similar crimes in Trowbridge and Winsley.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed anything suspicious, including seeing a man matching the description of our suspect, to call us immediately.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190024417.