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Knifepoint robbery at recently opened Sainsbury’s in Preston

Posted on - 21st June, 2017 - 3:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, News, Tanterton
Sainsbury's in Ingol with finishing touches being made
Sainsbury’s in Ingol 

A mini-supermarket in Ingol has been robbed less than a month after opening.

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Sainsbury’s near Tag Lane was targeted by a man carrying a large knife.

Preston Police are appealing for witnesses after three members of staff were threatened.

The man entered the store around 10.55pm on Tuesday (20 June) and told the staff to open the till.

He snatched around £100 cash from the till and left the store, making off in the direction of the New Rough Hey area.

Detective Sergeant Jerry Sturgess said: “We are appealing for information following a store robbery in a residential area of Preston.

“Luckily no one was hurt but the staff have been left extremely shaken by their ordeal.

“There is a good chance that the male responsible is known in the area or has targeted the premises by hanging around for some time beforehand.

“I urge anyone with any information at all to come forward.”

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The man is described as white, of slim build, aged 18 to 21-years-old and around 5ft 9in to 5ft 11in tall. He was wearing a light grey hoody and light grey tracksuit bottoms. He wore a snood or dark face covering and black and white Nike trainers.

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1759 of June 20.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online 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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