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Woman and man arrested on robbery and burglary charges after ‘serious incident’ at Essex garage

Police arrest woman, 36, and man, 36, on robbery and burglary charges after ‘serious incident’ at Essex petrol station

  • Police attended the Texaco petrol station off the A120 at 1.22am this morning
  • A woman, 36, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of robbery and a 36-year-old man on suspicion of burglary 
  • The garage was cordoned off after the ‘serious incident’ but it is understood not to be petrol-related


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 the Texaco garage at the Galleys Corner roundabout on the A120 near Braintree at 1.22am.

Upon arrival, a woman, 36, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of robbery, while a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. 

Police cordoned off the Texaco petrol station at Galleys Corner on the A120 in Braintree

The incident took place at the Texaco garage on the A1200 at Galleys Corner roundabout near Braintree

The incident took place at the Texaco garage on the A1200 at Galleys Corner roundabout near Braintree

The woman and man were taken into custody for questioning and the petrol station was cordoned off until this morning. 

A guest staying at the nearby Premier Inn said: ‘I could just hear a lot of shouting, sounded like police were there. 

‘Whatever happened sounded serious,’ they told the East Anglian Daily Times.

Essex Police’s control room tweeted at 2.35am that officers were attending a ‘serious incident’ at the petrol station. 

A spokesman for the force said: ‘We were called at around 1:22am today (Friday 1 October) to the Texaco garage at Galleys Corner roundabout on the A120 following reports of a robbery.

‘Officers arrived on scene and quickly made two arrests.

‘A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery 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 robbery and a man, 35, for burglary

A 36-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of robbery and a man, 35, for burglary

‘Anyone with information should submit a report online or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

‘You can also call us on 101 quoting crime reference 42/214123/21.’

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