FOUR masked burglars have carried out a raid a petrol station in Pershore as police seek information to help them catch the suspects. 

The incident happened at the BP Garage in Three Springs Road between 3am and 4am on Saturday as the police launch an appeal for information.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "The offenders forced entry to the BP Garage after approaching from the Hill Close / Allesborough Drive area.

"There were four offenders, all wearing hooded jumpers and face coverings."

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police added:  "The offenders broke through an industrial strength 6+ point locking system door with just a crowbar in order to gain entry.

"This took them approximately 45 minutes however Police weren't alerted until the offenders were inside the building due to the door not being alarmed. They therefore made good their escape before our arrival.

""Although no blame can be placed on the owners of BP, had the door been alarmed, this burglary would likely have been avoided as the suspects would have either been startled or police would have arrived before they gained entry. 

"Please make sure, where possible, all entry points to the building are alarmed and not just the main doors. Let this be a timely reminder to check your CCTV is working (and are you able to download it if we need it?) and ensure the security measures you put in place are as failsafe as you can make them. "

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact us online, quoting incident number 72 of 27th January or by emailing

If you aren’t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website.