Blowtorch raid on takeaway

New Dragon Town

New Dragon Town

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two men, one brandishing a blowtorch, tried to rob a Chinese takeaway.

The incident happened at around 9.20pm on Thursday September 3 when officers say it is believed two men entered the New Dragon Town takeaway on Albert Road in Morecambe with their faces covered.

One of the men, armed with a blowtorch, scaled the counter and confronted staff before demanding money.

When the staff refused to hand any cash over the pair fled the scene empty-handed.

A 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man, both from Morecambe, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

DC Kathryn Foley of Lancaster CID said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident last week or who has any information that could assist with our on-going investigation to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference WB1507148. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.