Robbery at the Bargain Booze store on Chorley Road.
By Karenh2009 | Thursday, December 09, 2010, 09:42
POLICE in Chorley
are appealing for people to come forward with information after an off licence
in Adlington was robbed by a hooded man armed with a claw hammer on Tuesday
night. (7th December)
armed robbery took place at closing time around 10pm at the Bargain Booze store
on Chorley Road.
Staff were cleaning up when a man forced open the glass door and demanded cash.
has threatened them with a claw hammer before being handed the contents of the
till. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
man was wearing a navy hooded top up tight around his face and spoke with a
incident follows a spate of robberies in the area over the past few weeks which
police believe could be linked.
Paul Rudd from Chorley CID said: “This is a serious offence which has left the
shop staff badly shaken. I would appeal to anyone that has any information
about this robbery or any other offence to contact us urgently.
addition to this incident there have been three social clubs targeted by two
men at closing time over the past few weeks. We are keeping an open mind about
any connections at this stage but we are investigating the possibility that
they could be linked.
would like to reassure people that we have a full investigation underway and
our neighbourhood policing teams are visiting all these type of premises
offering crime prevention advice and reassurance.
it is not unusual for these types of premises to be targeted at this time of
year but these offences are still not common place and I have a team of
officers dedicated to finding those responsible.
would urge shop owners to check their CCTV and alarms are in working order and
to keep the minimum amount of money possible within the premises. It is also
advisable to have more than one member of staff on duty at closing.
would also urge members of the public to remain vigilant and to report any
suspicious activity to police.”
are ongoing into three robberies at social clubs in the Chorley
area over the past few weeks. The first robbery was reported around midnight on
Sunday 7th November at the St George’s Institute on Trinity Road in Chorley.
similar robbery was also reported around midnight on Wednesday 1st December at
Coppull Conservative Club on Spendmore
recently police are appealing for people to come forward with information after
St Gregorys Parochial Club on Ash Grove was robbed in the early hours of Monday
with any information about any of these offences should contact police on 08451
25 35 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.