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CCTV released showing moment Ribbleton store was raided by knife-wielding robbers

Posted on - 16th November, 2011 - 10:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News

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Police have issued a fresh appeal to catch a man who threatened a shop worker in Preston with a knife.

The CCTV photo above show the moment when two men stormed a city convenience store wearing balaclavas at 8.50pm on 14th October.

The worker at the Grange Convenience Store in Ribbleton had to empty the till while her friend was forced to stay in a store room by another knife-wielding thug.

cctv grange storeAfter emptying the till the men ran off towards Fir Trees Avenue.

Both men were wearing black balaclavas. The first was 5’8″, slim and wearing a black tracksuit and black gloves. He carried a white plastic bag and spoke with a local accent.

The other man is around 5’11”, slim and was wearing a black hooded jacket with a red badge on the left hand side of the chest, black leather gloves, dark coloured waterproof tracksuit bottoms and black trainers. He also had a local accent.

DC Marcus Latham said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have any information to come forward.

“I would ask anyone who saw anything suspicious either around the time of the incident or in the hours or days leading up to the attack to contact us.

“This was an extremely traumatising incident for both the shop assistant and her friend. Very fortunately, they were uninjured but were understandably shaken and so I would urge anyone who has any information to come forward, even the smallest piece of information could be crucial.”

Anyone with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or alternatively, people can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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