Two men sought after meat cleaver and knife wielded during Ribbleton shop raid

Posted on - 2nd August, 2021 - 1:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Do you recognise this pair?

Preston Police are asking for help to identify the men above as part of their enquiries into a robbery at a shop in Preston.


The incident occurred at around 6.15am on Friday (30 July) at the One Stop Store on Ribbleton Lane.

Two men entered the shop wearing face-coverings, with one wielding a meat cleaver and the other a knife.

They made threats towards staff before making off with almost £1,000 worth of items.

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Both men were described as having local accents and aged in their mid-20s or 30s.

One of the men is further described as wearing a black Adidas tracksuit and black trainers. He was wearing a black face covering and gloves.

The second man was wearing a red Converse hooded jacket with white draw cords, white and blue camo combat pants, a black face covering and blue surgical gloves.

DC Stephen Rotherham, of Preston Police, said: “This was a nasty incident which left staff members at the shop extremely shaken. Nobody should be put through an ordeal like this while simply going about their work.

“Our enquiries are very much ongoing and we now believe the men in the image may be able to help with our investigation. If you think you might know who they are, please get in touch with us straight away.

“Alternatively if you have any other information that could help with our investigation, or think you know who is responsible, please tell us.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting log 231 of 30 July.

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