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Fulwood supermarket robbed by gang of four men

Posted on - 26th November, 2017 - 8:13am | Author - | Posted in - College, Crime, Fulwood, News, Sharoe Green
A view into Booths where the raid took place Pic: Google
A view into Booths where the raid took place Pic: Google

Four men are being hunted by police after a raid on a supermarket in Fulwood.

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The gang, armed with knives and a baseball bat, entered the Booths store in Sharoe Green Lane.

They approach the cigarette kiosk in the Fulwood store, opposite Royal Preston Hospital, all wearing dark clothing.

Staff were threatened during the incident, at around 9.50pm on Saturday (25 November).

One of the men jumped over the counter and stole cigarettes and cash from the till.

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Two of the men tried to access the safe before they fled the scene in a dark coloured vehicle.

Detective Inspector Roger Ashcroft said: This was a frightening incident for staff and members of the public who were in the store at the time.

“While robberies of this type are rare, we would urge shoppers and businesses to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity around shops and cash machines.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log ref LC-20171125-1429.

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