Man arrested after attempted armed robbery in Preston

Police made the arrest on September 5
Police made the arrest on September 5

A Preston man has been arrested following an attempted armed robbery at a Preston City Centre convenience store, say police.

The incident happened at around 2:35am on Tuesday, September 5 at Mace Express on Friargate when someone entered the store, produced what is described as a handgun and threatened the lone shop worker to hand over cash.

A police spokesman said: "The shop worker refused to hand over money, held up a stool and the offender then left empty handed.

"On Wednesday, September 6 a 25-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of robbery."

The man remains in police custody.