Builder comes to aid of Preston pharmacy staff during armed raid

Posted on - 14th February, 2017 - 10:58am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston News

Footage has been released by police investigating an attempted robbery at a pharmacy in Preston.

Around 3.15pm on Thursday 9 February a man entered the New Hall Lane Pharmacy, Fishwick.

He came from the direction of Knowles Street and upon entering the building he brandished a large knife and jumped over the counter.

Staff members were threatened who were working in the store at the time.

A builder, working upstairs at the time, came downstairs and chased the attacker out of the store.

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The offender was last seen running towards Fishwick Parade.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident
Police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident

DC Justin Singleton of Preston CID said: “This is a shocking incident which happened in broad daylight in a busy shop and it has left the members of staff feeling extremely scared. The fact that staff members were threatened with a large knife during the incident makes it all the more frightening.

“If anyone has any information about what happened I would urge them to get in touch. We are particularly keen to talk anyone who was near to the scene at the time of the incident and may have seen the man in the CCTV footage.”

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 834 of February 9th.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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