Armed robbery at Chorley newsagents

CCTV images have been released of an armed robbery at a newsagents in Chorley.

Wednesday, 27th January 2016, 3:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2016, 6:09 pm
CCTV appeal following robbery at Chorley newsagents

Shortly before 10pm on Friday, January 22, a man entered Londis in Eaves Lane and approached a member of staff who was behind the till.

He threatened the shop assistant with a knife and told her to open the till. The man took £200 in cash from the till before leaving the shop.

He is described as white and was wearing a dark jacket with white speckles on the hood, snood and gloves.

DC Dom Webster from South CID said: “This was a terrifying incident for the member of staff who was threatened with a knife while she was alone in the shop.

We are keen to trace the man pictured in the CCTV images and if anyone has any information that could assist with our investigation then I would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SC1600467.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.