Police hunting ‘blue-eyed’ robber after Ingol petrol station raid

Posted on - 10th March, 2017 - 4:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, Preston News
This man was pictured on CCTV during the incident
This man was pictured on CCTV during the incident

A hammer-wielding man is being sought by police following a raid at a petrol station in Ingol.

Tag Lane petrol station was targeted on Monday night by a man who had ‘very blue eyes’ according to Preston Police.

Around 9.40pm on Monday (6 March) a man entered the shop at the BP garage brandishing a large hammer.

The cashier was threatened and the man made off with the contents of the till.

Police have released a CCTV picture of a man they wish to speak to.

He is described as white, around 5’11”, of slim build and with very blue eyes.

He was wearing a black waterproof jacket with the hood pulled over his face, black tracksuit pants, black balaclava with just his eyes showing, black trainers and black gloves.

Another view of the man police want to speak to
Another view of the man police want to speak to

DC Justin Singleton, of Preston CID, said: “This incident happened at a busy petrol station and was understandably terrifying for the cashier. He has been left extremely shaken and we are determined to find the person responsible.

“We would now like to identify the man in the CCTV images as part of our enquiries. He is thought to have very blue eyes which may be quite distinctive.

“We would also like to talk to anyone who was in the immediate vicinity of the petrol station at the time of the incident and saw anything suspicious.

“If you have any information about this incident, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Read more: Investigation continues into Ingol house fire

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1464 of March 6th.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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