Appeal to identify man carrying machete in Leyland Tesco robbery

Posted on - 27th April, 2021 - 1:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Crime, Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble News
Police are appealing to identify this man. Pic: Chorley police
Police are appealing to identify this man. Pic: Chorley police

Police are appealing for information to help identify this man following a shop robbery in Leyland.


Police were called around 10.40pm on February 14 to reports of an incident at Tesco in Leyland Lane.

A man had entered the store carrying a machete before approaching a staff member behind the counter.

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He held the machete towards the worker and demanded they emptied two tills containing money into a carrier bag.


Following CCTV enquiries police want to speak to this man, pictured, in connection with the offence.

Det Con Laura Thornley, of Chorley Police, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim which left them very shaken and upset.

“We have released CCTV images of the suspect in the hope someone will recognise him.

“I would encourage anyone with information about this to come forward.”

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The offender apologised for scaring the victim before making off from the scene.

If you can help police call 101 or email quoting log 1239 of February 14.

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