Hammer-wielding robber hits Preston petrol station

Hammer-wielding robber hits Preston petrol station
Hammer-wielding robber hits Preston petrol station
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A robber caught on CCTV threatening a cashier with a large hammer before demanding cash is wanted by police.

The man with "very blue eyes" was videoed at around 9.40pm on Monday (March 6) at the Tag Lane Petrol Station on Tag Lane, Preston.

Hammer-wielding robber hits Preston petrol station

Hammer-wielding robber hits Preston petrol station

Police say they would like to identify the man in the CCTV images and would urge anybody who recognises him to get in touch as soon as possible.

He is described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall, of slim build with very blue eyes. He was wearing a black waterproof jacket with the hood pulled over his face, black tracksuit pants, black balaclava with just his eyes showing, black trainers and black gloves.

DC Justin Singleton, of Preston CID, said: “This incident happened at a busy petrol station and was understandably terrifying for the cashier. He has been left extremely shaken and we are determined to find the person responsible.

“We would now like to identify the man in the CCTV images as part of our enquiries. He is thought to have very blue eyes which may be quite distinctive.

“We would also like to talk to anyone who was in the immediate vicinity of the petrol station at the time of the incident and saw anything suspicious.

“If you have any information about this incident, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1464 of March 6.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.