Three balaclava-clad men wielding machetes threaten staff during terrifying robbery at Co-op store in Adlington

Three men armed with machetes escaped with "a quantity of cash" after threatening staff at the Co-op store in Adlington.

By Sean Gleaves
Friday, 4th February 2022, 1:00 pm

The three armed men stormed the Co-op store in Bolton Road at around 9.40pm on Thursday, February 3.

The suspects, who were all wearing dark clothing, escaped with a quantity of cash from the till after threatening members of staff.

Police confirmed that while the staff members had been "left shaken" by the ordeal, none of them were injured.

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No arrests have been made at this stage but detectives said enquiries into the incident were ongoing.

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Temporary Detective Inspector Ellie Gomerson, of South CID, said: This was a terrifying ordeal for the members of staff involved.

“I know the public will be appalled by this incident and I would like to reassure them that we have a dedicated team of officers assigned to this case."

Three men armed with machetes escaped with "a quantity of cash" after robbing the Co-op store in Bolton Road, Adlington (Credit: Google)

"We have also increased reassurance patrols in the area as a precaution."

Officers urged anyone with information or CCTV footage to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log number 1527 of February 3.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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