Car stolen in armed robbery outside Weston church

Police are investigating after a car was stolen in an armed robbery in Weston.

Police are investigating after a car was stolen in an armed robbery in Weston. - Credit: Archant

A car was stolen in an armed robbery outside a village church on Wednesday – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

Police said the incident happened between 1.15pm and 1.45pm, when a man and woman in the church car park in Weston’s Church Lane were approached by two men.

One of the men had a knife, and threatened one of the victims before taking property from him. The other person took the woman’s handbag from the car. The pair then got into the vehicle and drove off.

Nobody was injured during the robbery.

Police said the robbers were described as black men aged between 20 and 25.

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The first is described as slim, unshaven and about 6ft tall, wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit with dark blue stripes.

The second is described as of medium build, between 5ft 10in and 6ft tall, and wearing all-black – including a puffa jacket with a hood.

Anyone with information should contact DC Georgina Peggie by emailing, call the non-emergency number 101 and quote crime reference G3/18/155, or report information online at

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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