Appeal After Aggravated Burglary At Skelmersdale Shop

Police are hunting an armed thief following an aggravated burglary at a shop in Skelmersdale.

Police received a report that at 9:12am on Saturday (April 13th) a man had entered the Lite Express shop on Fairstead in the town.

The suspect then forced their way into the back of the shop and made their way in to the office causing damage. He was carrying a large knife.

The offender is described as white, tall, wearing high visibility work trousers.

It is believed an amount of cash was stolen.

Detective Constable Kate Molloy, of South CID, said: “This threatening behaviour was carried out in daylight on a Saturday morning at a shop many local people use. Luckily no one was injured, however the offender was carrying a weapon which could have caused significant harm.”

Anyone with information, please contact DC Kate Molloy at Skelmersdale CID on 01695 466179 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 373 of 13th April 2019.

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