Have-a-go heroes chase off armed rob­ber

Accrington Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

A MASKED man armed with a kitchen knife robbed a Bar­gain Booze shop be­fore be­ing chased down the street by mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Po­lice said the of­fender, who had his face cov­ered, tar­geted the store on Union Road in Oswaldtwistle at around 9.15pm on Sunday, October 8.

He de­manded money from the fe­male shop as­sis­tant. Of­fi­cers said the vic­tim opened the till and handed over ‘a cou­ple of hun­dreds of pounds’.

A Lan­cashire Po­lice spokesper­son said: “A cou­ple of mem­bers of the pub­lic then chased the of­fender but he made off.”

No ar­rests have been made and en­quiries are on­go­ing. The store de­clined to com­ment when con­tacted by the Ob­server. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call po­lice on 101 quot­ing log num­ber 1637 of October 8.

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