Armed robbery at pub

Monday, November 6, 2017

DETECTIVES are investigating an armed robbery at a pub.


At shortly before midnight a call was received saying a group of at least four men had attacked the Hand and Dagger pub at Treales. The men were wearing balaclavas and were armed with machetes.


They gang assaulted three staff members and tied them up before stealing a significant amount of cash and making off.


The men are described as wearing dark clothing, gloves and balaclavas. Two of the offenders spoke with a scouse accent.


Detective Inspector Rik Irving, of Blackpool CID, said: “This incident must have been truly terrifying for the staff members involved and it is fortunate that no-one was seriously hurt as these offenders were armed and clearly prepared to use violence.


“I would appeal for anyone who has any information or has seen any suspicious activity or vehicles, including in the days leading up to yesterday, to contact us.”


Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 1919 of November 5th.




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