Charity tin stolen in terrifying knife raid in Blackpool off-licence

Burlingtons Booze and Food store on Lytham Road. Pic courtesy of Google Street View
Burlingtons Booze and Food store on Lytham Road. Pic courtesy of Google Street View
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A knife-wielding robber stormed into a Blackpool off-licence and threatened a female member of staff.

Detectives are hunting the man, who stole six scratch cards worth £1 each, and a charity collection tin from the Burlingtons Booze and Food store on Lytham Road.

A male offender has entered the off-licence with a kitchen knife and threatened a female member of staff

The raider burst in at around 5.50pm on Sunday armed with a kitchen knife and demanded cash.

A Lancashire Police spokesman confirmed an investigation is underway.

He added: “A male offender has entered the off-licence with a kitchen knife and threatened a female member of staff.”

The store manager did not wish to comment when contacted yesterday.

Call police on 101 with any information.