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Dog walker threatened with handgun in Ribbleton

Posted on - 2nd April, 2012 - 8:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News
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The two men are shown arguing with the man walking his dog

A Sunday afternoon spent walking the dog turned into a nightmare for one Ribbleton resident last month.

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Police are appealing after a man was threatened with a handgun by two men on the footpath alongside Sulby Drive.

These terrifying images show the two men, at around 2pm on Sunday 18th March, producing a small, black handgun, and pointing it at the victim before running away.

The man who believed to have threatened the victim has been described as white, between 18 and 20 years old, around 5’11” and of medium build.

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One of the men returns to threaten the man with a handgun

The victim said the man who threatened him was clean shaven with short, brown hair and was wearing a dark brown, knee length pair of shorts, white trainers, a grey hooded top and a brown and white t-shirt.

The second man was white, aged between 18 and 20 and was slim with short, brown hair.

DC Andrew Crook of Preston CID said: “At this stage it is still not clear if this was a real firearm or an imitation but either way this is an extremely serious offence and we are very keen to trace the people involved.

“If anyone has any information at all that could assist with our enquiries then I would ask them to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on the new non-emergency number 101 or alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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