Man tried to ignite petrol canister at garage

A MAN tried to ignite a petrol canister while a cashier at a garage had hold of it.

Police have now released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident at the Jet petrol station, Barnsley Road, Wath.

A woman working behind the till was holding a small canister of petrol when a man entered the shop.

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He approached the till and then took a lighter out of his pocket which he tried to ignite a number of times.

He then left the garage in a grey Ford Transit van.

PC Emma Lowe said: “This individual caused a significant amount of fear and distress for the woman involved in this incident.

“Despite trying to trace the van, reviewing CCTV footage and an appeal using our Caught on Camera pages, we have not identified the person responsible.

“We believe the man pictured holds important information about this investigation and if you recognise him, or this image is you, we’d like you to get in touch.”

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Anyone with any information about the raid, which took place between 9am and 9.15am on November 12, should call 101 or email [email protected] quoting incident number 423 of 12/11/15.

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