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Appeal following knife-point robbery at Lancaster shop

Author: 
John Freeman


Lancaster police are appealing for information after a shop keeper was threatened at knife-point during a robbery.

Two males entered the Premier Store, in Dumbarton Road, Lancaster, at around 2.55pm on Sunday 11th July.

One of them then brandished a knife and the pair were able to steal a quantity of cash, cigarettes and scratch cards.

Both of the men were wearing items covering their faces. Both were white; one was described as being 170cm (about 5' 7") tall, of slim build and wearing black clothing; the other was 183cm (about six foot) tall, of slim build and wearing black clothing, including a waterproof jacket with white piping down the sleeves and he was carrying a black holdall.

“I would urge any witnesses who may have seen these two males before or after the offence to come forward," asks Detective Inspector Jo Dent of Lancaster CID. "It is believed they were hanging around in the area prior to the offence and they ran off up Aberdeen Road and into alleyways in the area known locally as Little Scotland.

"The last sighting of the suspects was in the Balmoral Road area."

• Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancaster CID on 01524 63333.

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