Shop worker’s terror ordeal as robber wields knife before stealing cash

Shop worker’s terror ordeal as robber wields knife before stealing cash

by Henry James (November 2021)

A FEMALE shop worker in Skelmersdale was subjected to a terrifying ideal when she was threatened with a knife during a robbery.

The incident took place at the Singh Stores convenience store on Acregate at around 4.45pm on Friday (November 19).

A man went into the store and wielded a large knife at the woman before escaping with a quantity of cash.

He has left the scene on a dark coloured mountain bike towards Alderley.

CCTV images have been released by police of a man they want to speak to in relation to the incident.

The suspect is described as white, tall, of average build and was wearing a beanie hat, dark hoodie, scarf, blue jeans, bright orange/black gloves and carrying a multicoloured JD bag. He spoke with a local accent.

DC Daniel Gardner, of South CID, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim at her place of work – somewhere she was entitled to feel safe.

“I am asking for anybody who recognises the man in the CCTV stills to get in contact with police.

“Similarly, I would ask people in the surrounding areas to check their CCTV, doorbell and dashcam footage to see if they have captured something which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101, quoting log 0811 of November 19, 2021.

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