Robber threatens women at gunpoint

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A MASKED raider held up two women shopkeepers at gunpoint and told them to empty the till.

The robber carried a silver handgun in his left hand and a large knife in his right as he walked up to the counter at Smiley’s One Stop Shop on Watson Road, South Shore, and demanded cash.

He calmly told the women they were being robbed while menacingly brandishing the weapons.

The terrifying incident took place at around 7.40pm on Monday.

Det Sgt Paddy Dowling, of Blackpool CID, said: “If anybody was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or has any information which could help with this investigation then please contact us.”

Anybody with any information can contact Blackpool CID on (01253) 607243 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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