Armed gang threatened woman with crow bars

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A GANG of masked men brandishing crow bars and bats burst into a family pub before closing time last night and threatened a female worker.

The men ordered the woman to open the safe for them at the Highcross in Poulton, but made off empty handed after the employee escaped to raise the alarm.

A witness has described how the ordeal left the worker “absolutely hysterical”.

Police are looking into the raid at the Harvester pub on Longhouse Lane.

It happened at around 10.50pm, and the men are believed to have made off in a white car.

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