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Ribbleton vape shop targeted in attempted robbery

Posted on - 13th March, 2023 - 5:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribbleton
The group are described as white, possibly in their teens, wearing dark clothing with face coverings.
The group are described as white, possibly in their teens, wearing dark clothing with face coverings

An investigation is underway after three people armed with weapons attempted to rob a shop in Preston.

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Preston Police are asking for help to identify those pictured above.

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Around 6.40pm yesterday on (Sunday, March 12) it was reported three people entered the Vape Lab in Ribbleton Lane.

Staff were threatened with a suspected handgun and a knife, before the group made off empty-handed in the direction of Bootle Street. No one was injured.

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The group are described as white, possibly in their teens, wearing dark clothing with face coverings.

A spokesperson for the police force said: “We want to identify these people pictured and are urging anyone with information to come forward.”

Darren Caunce, of the South Investigation Hub, Preston Police, said: “Someone will know who these people are and can help us solve this crime.

“If you know those pictured please come forward with information immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email 14532@lancashire.police.uk quoting log 1132 of March 12.

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