Security guard threatened with knife in Preston toy shop raid

Posted on - 19th November, 2019 - 9:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
CCTV images of the suspect arriving and then leaving the store
The suspect was captured on CCTV arriving and leaving the store

A security guard has been threatened with a knife during a toy shop raid at Queens Shopping Park.


Police were called to the incident at Smyth’s Toys, which happened at 5pm on Saturday 16 November.

The security guard is now asking anyone who can help identify the suspect to contact the police.

He said: “I was in the store when I saw a male run out with a bag full of drones. I began to give chase. The male headed to Carr Street.

“At one point he said ‘go away or I’ll stab you’. He then pulled a Swiss army knife out.”

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said enquiries are ongoing.

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Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 1043 of November 16.

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