Fresh appeal in attempted robbery probe

Super Discount Market on Briercliffe Road, Burnley
Super Discount Market on Briercliffe Road, Burnley

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery at a convenience store in Burnley are still trying to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

It happened at around 6-40am on Saturday, August 29th, at the Super Discount Market in Briercliffe Road.

A man went into the store armed with a rounders bat and a lock knife.

He threatened the man working behind the counter and demanded that he hand over money.

The offender then made his way behind the counter and struck the shop worker with the bat before making off empty handed.

Fortunately the shop worker was not badly injured.

The man was described as Asian and spoke with a foreign accent. He was around 5ft. 9in. tall, of slim build, thought to be in his early twenties, and was wearing a dark or black coloured cotton hooded jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms and Nike trainers.

He had his face covered.

DC Mark Zebrowski of Burnley CID said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the shop worker and we are determined to find the man responsible.

“We are still appealing for information about what happened and if anyone recognises the man pictured I would urge them to contact me on 01282 472512 or on 101 quoting log number 357 of August 29th.”

Crimestoppers can be called, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.