CCTV appeal launched after Lytham shop raid

Monday, July 17, 2017

Detectives have released CCTV images after an attempted robbery at a Lytham newsagents.

Around 2pm on June 29 a man entered Crofts Newsagents and Post Office in Warton Street.

He approached the counter carrying a bag and demanded a female staff member filled it.

The man was then confronted by another female staff member and again urged the bag to be filled.

He jumped over the counter, waving his arm around saying he had a gun. He then searched several drawers and ran out of the shop empty-handed.

Following enquiries, detectives would like to speak to this man, pictured, in connection with their investigation.

Det Con Ian Massey, of Blackpool CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate an attempted robbery at a Lytham newsagents.

“A man has entered the shop demanding cash before threatening staff.

“Both female workers were left very shaken by their ordeal and it is crucial we identify this man as soon as possible.

“I would urge anyone who recognises him to contact officers immediately.

“Any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference WA1711505.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at



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