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Police appeal after armed robbery at Ingol Co-Op

Posted on - 23rd March, 2022 - 4:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, Preston News, Tanterton
Co-op on Granton Walk, Ingol, Preston
Co-op on Granton Walk, Ingol, Preston. Pic: Google Maps.

Police have appealed for information on an armed robbery involving two men, a crowbar and a hammer in an Ingol Co-op.

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Police attended the scene around 10.20pm to a robbery report at the Co-Op on Granton Walk, off Tag Lane, on Monday 21 March in Ingol.

Two men, wearing balaclavas and dark coloured clothing, entered the store, one carrying a crowbar, the other with a hammer, and threatened staff, demanding they open the till before stealing a quantity of cash and cigarettes.

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Staff were left extremely shaken by the incident, but thankfully nobody was hurt.

DS Denise Fardella of Preston CID said: “This incident was frightening for the staff involved, but thankfully they were unhurt.

“We believe this robbery was well planned and prepared. The males waited for the staff to close the store and took the opportunity to gain entry.

“We also believe those involved may have been in and around the area in recent days to establish routines around the store opening hours.

“Did you see anyone or any vehicles in the area acting suspiciously? If you think you can help us, please come forward.”

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Police said any information might be important and encouraged people to make contact.

Detectives have appealed for information and urged any witnesses or anybody in the area and may have dashcam or CCTV footage from Tag Lane, Redcar Avenue and Whitby Avenue between 9pm and 10:30pm on the night of the incident to get in touch.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting log 1635 of 21 March or email 6200@lancashire.police.uk.

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Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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