Two men charged in connection with Burnley attempted armed robbery

Friday, November 24, 2017

Two men have been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery near to a supermarket ATM in Burnley last Saturday (18th November).

Roger Calland, 53, from Rochdale and Ryan Grogan, 41, of Market Street in Rochdale, have been charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article.

They have been remanded in custody until Thursday 21st December when they will appear at Burnley Crown Court.

The incident happened at some time between 09:15am and 09:25am as a Loomis security worker has been carrying a cash container which was to be used to fill up the cash machine at the Tesco Extra on Centenary Way.

The guard chased one of the offenders and managed to grab the cash cassette back.

DC Melissa Chadwick from Burnley Police said: “I would like to thank members of the public for sharing our initial appeal and for those who have come forward with information so far. Anyone with information in relation to this crime should let the police know immediately. We’re particularly interested in speaking to a man who was walking with a young boy – possibly around age four - from Centenary Way towards the main Tesco entrance, a few seconds before the attempted robbery.”

Anyone with information can call Burnley CID on on 01282 472713 or if they fail to get an answer, 101, quoting incident reference 399 of November 18th.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk

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