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Police release CCTV picture after man smashed way out of Penwortham shop

Posted on - 11th June, 2018 - 3:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
A man police want to speak to after McColls raid
A man police want to speak to after McColls raid

A man smashed his way out of a Penwortham shop after the staff hit the panic button.

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McColls in Leyland Road, Penwortham, has been targeted again by thieves.

On Thursday 24 May a man entered the shop and asked for a bottle of vodka, a lighter and a packet of cigarettes.

He tried to pay using a chip and pin card but the card was declined.

He was then involved in a tousle with a shop assistant and he snatched the bag containing the items away.

Read more: Lime Bar one of a number of Penwortham businesses targeted by thieves

The worker pressed the panic button to the lock the man inside the shop but he smashed a wooden door and made off on a bike towards Lower Penwortham.

PC Fabian Spence, of Lancashire Police’s South Division, said: “This was a frightening incident for the shop assistant.

“While the offender only stole a bottle of vodka and a packet of cigarettes, there was significant damage to the door leaving the shop assistant feeling shaken and understandably vulnerable.”

The McColls store was targeted during a spate of robberies in Autumn last year.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log ref 1682 of May 24th.

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