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  • Police launch appeal after man steals cash from petrol station during robbery in Skelmersdale

    Henry James

    POLICE are appealing for information after a man stole cash during a petrol station robbery in Skelmersdale.

    Around 9.20pm on Saturday (November 3) a man entered the Shell garage on Grimshaw Road.

    He approached the counter and demanded money from the till, with the cashier handing the offender £140.

    The man made off from the scene on footpaths in the direction of Windrows and Willow Hey.

    The offender is described as white, aged around 40-years-old, dressed in a dark coat with hood up, lighter tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

    Police are appealing for information following the incident.

    Det Con Kelly Rosenthal, of Skelmersdale CID, said: “We have launched an investigation following a robbery in Skelmersdale.

    “A man has entered a petrol station and threatened a staff member before making off with cash.

    “If saw anything unusual or suspicious, please call police immediately.”

    Anyone with information can Skelmersdale CID on (01695) 566165 quoting log 1527 of November 3.

    Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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