A man smashed his way out of a Penwortham shop after the staff hit the panic button.Advertisement
McColls in Leyland Road, Penwortham, has been targeted again by thieves.
On Thursday 24 May a man entered the shop and asked for a bottle of vodka, a lighter and a packet of cigarettes.
He tried to pay using a chip and pin card but the card was declined.
He was then involved in a tousle with a shop assistant and he snatched the bag containing the items away.
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The worker pressed the panic button to the lock the man inside the shop but he smashed a wooden door and made off on a bike towards Lower Penwortham.
PC Fabian Spence, of Lancashire Police’s South Division, said: “This was a frightening incident for the shop assistant.
“While the offender only stole a bottle of vodka and a packet of cigarettes, there was significant damage to the door leaving the shop assistant feeling shaken and understandably vulnerable.”
The McColls store was targeted during a spate of robberies in Autumn last year.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log ref 1682 of May 24th.