Betting shop worker has knife pressed into face during raid

Posted on - 3rd November, 2017 - 6:51pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lostock Hall, Preston News
CCTV picture of the suspect from the armed robbery in Lostock Hall
CCTV picture of the suspect from the armed robbery in Lostock Hall

Police are appealing for witnesses after two female workers at a betting shop were robbed at knife-point.


Preston Police say a man carrying a knife entered the Bet Fred shop in Leyland Road, Lostock Hall.

During the incident at around 9.10pm on Thursday (2 November) one of the workers had the blade of the knife pished against her cheek causing an injury to her face.

The man jumped over the counter and threatened workers before taking cash from the till and the safe.

As he left the betting shop he met with two other men and they made off from the scene.

The man with the knife is described as male, around 6′ and slim. He was wearing dark clothing and a dark coloured hat and had black trainers with white soles.

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Detective Jerry Sturgess of Chorley Investigations team said: “We are appealing for information following a serious knife point robbery in a residential area in the Lostock Hall.

“Luckily the staff weren’t seriously hurt but they have been left extremely shaken by this ordeal.

“We suspect those involved may have been in the area some time beforehand.

“I urge anyone with any information at all to come forward.”

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Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1516 of November 2.

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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