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Picture of man released in connection with Penwortham shop raid

Posted on - 27th November, 2017 - 2:49pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
CCTV image released of man police want to speak to
CCTV image released of man police want to speak to

Police want to trace a man after a robbery at a shop in Penwortham.

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Around 9.25pm on Friday 6 October a man entered the McColl’s store in Leyland Road.

He approached the counter and threatened a shop worker with a knife. A second knife was produced and he continued to demand the till be opened.

Another work opened the till and the offender grabbed around £250 in cash and ran from the shop.

Read more: Off-licence in Ashton targeted in armed raid

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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.

“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 30s to early 40s, 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.

Read more: Fulwood shop raided by gang armed with baseball bats and knives

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01257 246179 or if they fail to get an answer, 101.

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Alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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