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Picture of masked knife-carrying man released after booze shop raid

Posted on - 3rd November, 2017 - 8:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Crime, Preston News
Man wearing a white Halloween mask seen in the off-licence
Man wearing a white Halloween mask seen in the off-licence

A Halloween-masked raider is being sought after an off-licence was raided near Preston.

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South Ribble Police have released CCTV pictures of a man wearing a white mask.

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He entered the Bargain Booze shop in Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods, on Thursday (2 November) around 8.45pm.

Carrying a knife he threatened two members of staff before taking cash from the till and cigarettes from the display.

As he left the premises he is believed to have met with another man who had been waiting outside.

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The man pictured, wearing the white mask, is described as being 6′ and of heavy build.

Another view of the man wanted by police
Another view of the man wanted by police

As well as the mask he was wearing a dark coloured jacket and blue denim jeans.

Read more: Betting shop worker has knife pressed against face during raid

The second man, who remained outside throughout the robbery, is described as wearing dark clothing and appeared to have a metallic walking stick.

Detective Constable Lynne Farnworth said: We are appealing for information following a serious knifepoint robbery in Clayton-le-Woods. Fortunately neither of the staff members were hurt but they have been left extremely shaken by this incident.

“I would now urge anyone with any information at all to come forward. We suspect the offenders may have been in the area for some time beforehand, or may have been seen leaving the location on foot.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1488 of November 2nd.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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