Men in ski masks attempt to rob petrol station in Penwortham

Posted on - 18th April, 2017 - 3:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Preston News
Images from Preston Police after attempted robbery

Police have released CCTV images following an attempt robbery in Penwortham.


Men in ski masks, armed with a large knife, tried to rob a 24-hour petrol station just after midnight this morning (April 18).

The incident happened at around 12.05am at the Middleforth Garage on Leyland Road in Penwortham,

They tried to gain access through the locked entrance door but couldn’t get inside. They tried to open the door with a large knife but were unsuccessful.

The trio then made off on foot in the direction of Lostock Hall.

PC Paul Gilfoyle from Preston Police said: “Fortunately the men were unsuccessful in their attempt to break in, nobody was injured and nothing was stolen.

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“Nonetheless, this has been a frightening experience for the staff of the garage and so we are asking anyone with information to come forward.

“Similarly, we would urge anyone who may recognise the men pictured to get in contact with us.”

One of the men was described as wearing a blue hooded jacket and white trainers.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1705521.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111

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