Appeal after Preston shop robbery

Monday, October 28, 2019

We are appealing for information after a knifepoint robbery at a shop in Preston today (Monday, October 28).

Around 5.15am a woman was opening McColls in Ribbleton Avenue when she was pushed inside the store by two men.

One of the men was holding a knife with both offenders threatening the staff member. The pair stole cash and a quantity of cigarettes before making off from the scene.

The victim was not injured.

Both men were described as aged in their 20s and wearing balaclavas.

Detectives are appealing for information following the robbery.

Det Con Dan Armstrong, of Preston CID, said: “This was a shocking incident which has left the victim extremely shaken.

“Both men have threatened her, one of them with a knife, before stealing money and cigarettes.

“We are appealing to anyone who saw what happened, or has any information, to come forward.

“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or the men described, please contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 0176 of October 28.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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