Hunt for armed robber

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A police hunt is under way after an armed robbery at an off-licence.

Officers were called to Booze Stop on Watkin Lane in Lostock Hall, near Preston, following a report of an armed robbery.

A man had entered the store with what was believed to be a small handgun and threatened the shopkeeper at around 4pm today.

He left with a small quantity of cigarettes and some alcohol.

The man is described as white, approximately 18/19years old, around 5’ 7/8” tall, and was wearing a baseball cap. He had a bruise under his left eye.

Police said the shopkeeper wasn’t injured; however he has been left shaken.

Police carried out an immediate search of the area and an investigation is now underway.

If anybody has any information about this incident they are asked to call police on 101.