Police launch appeal after female Burnley supermarket worker robbed by two men armed with machetes

Police are appealing for information after a supermarket worker was robbed in Burnley by two men armed with machetes

The shocking attacked happened at the Asda store in Princess Way at around 8pm on Friday, January 15th,

A staff member had been walking from the petrol station to the store when she was approached by two men in the car park.

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The men had machetes and demanded cash from the victim, a woman in her 20s, before grabbing her handbag and making off in a silver Kia Picanto. The woman suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Police have launched an appeal to find two men armed with machetes who robbed a Burnley supermarket worker

The Kia was later found on fire around 8.10pm in Ashfield Road.

Hannah Winkley, a police investigation officer at Burnley CID, said: “We are very keen to trace anyone who might have information in connection with this robbery.

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“Did you see what happened in the car park? Or the Kia being driven onto Ashfield Road?

“This crime has left the victim very shaken and upset and we want to find the men responsible.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 1381 of January 15.