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Man armed with meat cleaver in attempted Deepdale shop robbery

Posted on - 19th March, 2018 - 6:11pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
CCTV picture released following the incident in Reddy's store
CCTV picture released following the incident in Reddy’s store

A picture has been released after an attempted robbery in Deepdale.

On Sunday (18 March) evening a man entered the Reddy’s shop in St George’s Road.

He was carrying a meat cleaver and demanded money from the shopkeeper during the incident around 7.45pm.

Preston Police said the man is described as ‘having a young man’ voice’, wearing a black bubble jacket, grey jogging bottoms and trainers.

His face was covered with a black scarf with a high vis trim and he was wearing a blue medical use gloves.

Read more: New witness appeal in Deepdale hit and run

Detective Constable Dan Armstrong said: “This was an extremely frightening incident for the shopkeeper and his wife, who have run the shop for 37 years.

“Although the robbery was unsuccessful, the couple have been extremely shaken by their ordeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 01772 209964 or 101 quoting log – LC-20180318-1179.

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