Man Charged with Robberies following Armed M3 Motorway Shake Down

police appeal after two southampton burglaries

A man is due to appear in court charged in connection with three reported robberies in Christchurch.

Police were called at 5.30pm on Saturday 18 March 2017 to reports that a man armed with a gun had entered the Co-Op Food store in Fairmile Road and stole some items of food. No threats were made and no-one was physically injured.

It is reported the man left the store, got into a white Ford Fiesta and drove into the Fairmile Service Station next door.

It is alleged the man got out of the Fiesta, walked into the petrol station shop with a gun, selected some wine and cigarettes and left without paying. No one was physically injured.

A short time later it is reported that a man entered Fairmile Convenience Store on Fairmile Road and stole some food and cigarettes. It is alleged a man and a woman were assaulted.

As the man got back into the Fiesta and drove away, it is reported the car was in collision with another vehicle.

A 23-year-old man from London has today, Monday 20 March 2017, been charged with robbery, assault, possession of a firearm without a certificate, theft and possession of cannabis and is due to appear before Poole Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Tuesday 21 March 2017.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:330. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via