Appeal after armed robbery in Chorley

Police are appealing for information after a robbery at a convenience store in Astley Village on Monday, March 28.

At around 7:30pm a man went into the McColls shop on Chancery Road wearing black jogging bottoms, a black hooded top over a black baseball cap and black scarf covering his face. He verbally threatened the two members of staff and demanded cash.

The staff members were unharmed, however, the offender did manage to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash in a black holdall.

The man has been described as being between 19 – 25 years of age, around six feet tall, of medium build with a tanned complexion, dark hair, stubble and brown eyes. When he left the shop he ran in the direction of Astley Hall and into Astley Park itself.

DI Paul Rudd said, “This is a serious offence which has left the staff extremely shaken and I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward and contact police.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.