Police manhunt for would-be robber
POLICE are searching for a man in connection with the attempted Bargain Booze robbery.
Officers say the offender is described as white, early twenties, around 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build and was wearing a blue navy zip hoodie with white drawstrings and a grey balaclava. DC Owen Johnson said: “This must have been a terrifying ordeal for the woman working in the shop who thankfully wasn’t hurt and managed to run into the back area.”
It comes less than a fortnight after a robbery at another Bargain Booze store on Union Road in Oswaldtwistle, in which a masked man armed with a kitchen knife demanded money from a female shop assistant, who handed over a ‘couple of hundred pounds’.
After leaving the store at around 9.15pm on Sunday, October 8 he was chased by members of the public down the street but managed to flee.
No arrests have been made in connection with either incident. Lancashire Police are unable to say whether they could be linked. Call 101 quoting incident number 1632 of October 21 for to the Whalley Road attempted robbery or log 1637 of October 8 for the Union Road robbery.
The masked man wielding a knife