CCTV appeal: Knife-wielding robber targets Burnley store

Police are appealing for witnesses after a shopkeeper was threatened with a knife during a terrifying robbery in Burnley.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 1:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 1:33 pm

Officers were called shortly after 6-30pm on Sunday, June 10th, to reports of the incident at Singh’s convenience store in Coal Clough Lane.

An unknown offender entered the shop brandishing a large knife. He made demands for money and made violent threats towards the lone shop worker.

The male offender, who is described as being between 5ft. 5in. and 5ft. 9in. tall and of slim build, made off with just a £10 note.

He possibly left the shop in the direction of Queensbury Road or carried on up Coal Clough Lane.

Police have now released CCTV footage and are appealing to anyone who recognises the man in the picture to come forward immediately.

PC Mohammed Bhai of Burnley Police, said: “Do you know who this man is? We’re urging anyone with any information at all to speak to us.

“This has been a cowardly unprovoked attack on a local business. Luckily nobody was harmed, and the offender only made off with a small amount of money, but this must have been a terrifying experience.

“I appreciate the CCTV isn’t that clear, but the man is wearing quite a distinctive blue and grey hoodie which someone may recognise or remember seeing on that day.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 1321 of 10th June.