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Staff left terrified after large knife brandished during attempted robbery

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STAFF at a Lymm convenience store were left terrified when they were threatened by a young man armed with a large kitchen knife during an attempted robbery.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses following the incident at Budgen’s convenience store on Higher Lane in Broomedge, Lymm at around 9.10pm on Wednesday 28 February.

The young man entered the premises, demanded money, brandished a large kitchen knife and threatened staff.

The offender fled empty handed after staff told him that the police had been called and were on their way.

He is believed to have turned left towards Lymm when leaving the store.

Police are appealing for anyone who believes they may have seen the offender or has any other information that may help with their investigation to come forward.

Sergeant Alison Howarth said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the staff at the convenience store and they have been left extremely shaken.

“I would like to reassure residents that it appears to be an isolated incident. Enquiries are ongoing and we are doing all that we can to catch the person responsible.”

The offender is described as white, around 5’ 6” tall and is believed to be aged around 16 to 20.
He was wearing all dark clothing and a face covering.

Sgt Howarth added: “If you saw anyone matching that description around the time of the incident, think you may know who the offender is or have any other information that may help our investigation please get in touch.

“Call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 902 of 28 February 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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