Knifepoint robbery at store in Penwortham

Posted on - 9th October, 2017 - 11:46am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Penwortham, Preston News
Google image of the store in Penwortham

Police are appealing for information after a knife point robbery in Penwortham.


A man entered the McColl’s convenience store in Leyland Road, Penwortham at around 9.25pm on Friday evening (October 6)  and approached the counter.

He threatened a shop worker with a knife, demanding she open the till. He then produced a second knife and continued to insist that the cash register be opened.

A separate worker has then opened the till and the offender grabbed around £250 in cash. He then run out of the shop.

DC Dom Webster, from Chorley Police, said: “This must have been terrifying for the women working in the shop and they have understandably been left shaken by their ordeal. Thankfully they weren’t physically hurt.

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“If you saw a man acting suspiciously in the area in the time leading up to or after this robbery, please get in touch. Similarly, if you have information you think could help, please come forward.”

The offender is described as white, in his late thirties to early forties, of medium build with brown eyes. He had short brown facial hair and was wearing a lightweight waterproof black jacket and navy blue jogging bottoms.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01257 246179 or if they fail to get an answer, 101. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at

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