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Fleece Inn armed robbery: Police make arrest as appeal continues for witnesses

Posted on - 2nd May, 2016 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Penwortham
The Fleece Inn on Liverpool Road, Penwortham. Pic: Tony Worrall

The Fleece Inn on Liverpool Road, Penwortham. Pic: Tony Worrall

A man has been arrested following an armed robbery at a pub in Penwortham.

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Lancashire Police were scrambled to the Fleece Inn in Liverpool Road at 9.50pm on Sunday (1 May).

A man had forced his way into the staff area at the back of the pub.

A 22-year-old staff member made her way into the room and was threatened by the man.

He made demand for cash and took £500 before escaping via the back door.

DI Jo Keay from Preston Police said: “We have a team of experienced detectives working on this investigation and I would like to reassure the residents of Penwortham that although incidents of this kind are rare, we have stepped up our presence in the area and we want people to enjoy the rest of their bank holiday weekend as normal.

“Enquiries are underway and we are determined to find the person responsible for this robbery.”

The man is described as white, medium build and in his 20s.

He was wearing a blue and orange bandanna covering his face, a light grey hooded top and white Nike trainers with a blue tick. He spoke with a Preston accent.

The pub reopened on Bank Holiday Monday as usual.

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of robbery has been bailed pending further enquiries until Wednesday 18 May.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 1269.

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