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Armed robber threatens staff

The armed robber who stole cash from Naze Lane Stores, Freckleton.

The armed robber who stole cash from Naze Lane Stores, Freckleton.

POLICE are hunting an armed robber who escaped with cash from a Freckleton store.

The masked man entered the Naze Lane Stores, on Naze Lane, just before 8pm last night and threatened staff with a kitchen knife demanding money and cigarettes.

He escaped with a till tray containing around £120 in cash.

Police have now released a CCTV image of the man they want to trace in connection with incident.

Det Con Matthew Haylett, from Blackpool CID, said the offender is wearing a distinctive jacket which he hopes could aid the public in identifying him.

He said: “I would urge people to take a close look at these images and if anyone has any information about the possible identity of this man I’d urge them to come forward.

“The CCTV image shows a large emblem on the rear of the offenders’ jacket which could be significant.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt and there were no customers in the shop at the time.

“I’d reassure people that an investigation is underway and anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101.”

Alternatively anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 
 
 

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