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Police appeal after knifepoint robbery in Ribbleton

Posted on - 28th October, 2019 - 4:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
McColl's in Ribbleton Avenue
The incident occurred at McColl’s in Ribbleton Avenue at around 5.15am

Police are appealing for information after a knifepoint robbery at a shop in Preston today (Monday 28 October).

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The incident occurred at McColl’s in Ribbleton Avenue at around 5.15am, when the staff member opening up was pushed inside the store by two men.

One of the men was holding a knife with both offenders threatening the woman. The pair stole cash and a quantity of cigarettes before making off from the scene.

The victim was not injured.

Both men were described as aged in their 20s and wearing balaclavas.

Detectives are appealing for information following the robbery.

Det Con Dan Armstrong, of Preston CID, said: “This was a shocking incident which has left the victim extremely shaken.

“Both men have threatened her, one of them with a knife, before stealing money and cigarettes.

“We are appealing to anyone who saw what happened, or has any information, to come forward.

“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or the men described, please contact us immediately.”

Read more: Preston crime news

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email 4276@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log 0176 of October 28.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at socsi.in/ivB6f.

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