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    Chorley c-store staff threatened with hammer during robbery

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    Shop workers at a convenience store in Chorley were left traumatised after an armed raid that happened just minutes before closing time.

    According to local reports, Morrisons Daily store off Chancery Road in Astley Village in Chorley was robbed on the night of Wednesday (13).

    Two men in black balaclavas, armed with a hammer, stormed the store just minutes before the shop was due to close. They immediately grabbed a member of staff working behind the till and started demanding money. They terrorised two shop workers, smashing a Perspex glass shield, ripping it off the counter and threatening the frightened pair with the hammer.

    The thieves fled the scene with approximately £1,000 in cash from the till, said Lancashire Police. Fortunately, no staff were harmed but the pair – a man and a woman – are said to have been left ‘traumatised’ by the robbery. No arrests have been made but Lancashire Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch quoting log number LC-20240313-1429.

    A spokesperson for the force said: “At 9.55pm, a staff member reported two male offenders entering the shop with a hammer and wearing black balaclavas.

    “The offenders grabbed a staff member behind the till, demanding money whilst smashing the Perspex glass and ripping it off the counter. The offenders fled the scene with approximately £1,000 from the till. Enquiries are ongoing.”

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