Armed robbery at Lancaster store

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A WORKER at a Lancaster shop was threatened with a hand gun during an attempted armed robbery.

The incident happened just before 8pm on Wednesday March 9 at the Costcutters store on Mainway, Skerton.

A man wearing a balaclava has entered the store and threatened a member of staff with what is believed to be a hand gun.

A second man has kept watch at the door.

Both offenders have run away from the store empty handed after being approached by a second member of staff.

Police have issued a CCTV image from the incident and are appealing for witnesses.

The main offender with the hand gun is described as white, 6ft and slim. He was wearing a black balaclava with the eye holes and mouth holes cut out, dark grey hooded top and dark bottoms.

The second offender was wearing dark coloured clothing.

Det Sgt Colin Forsyth from Lancaster CID said: “Any offence involving a firearm is extremely serious and we would appeal to anybody who has information about to contact police immediately.”

Police are appealing for any information or witnesses to come forward and contact them on 08451 253545 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.