Two armed men leave empty-handed after demanding money from a staff member in Skelmersdale nightclub

Detectives are investigating after two armed men made off empty-handed after demanding money from a staff member outside a nightclub in Skelmersdale.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 4:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 4:29 pm

The incident happened at about 9.40pm yesterday (Monday, December 16) outside Jynx nightclub on Witham Road.

Two men approached a member of staff and demanded cash while brandishing what appeared to be a handgun.

The victim refused to hand over cash and the offenders made off empty-handed down Witham Road towards Sandy Lane shopping centre.

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Lancashire Police are appealing for the publics help. (Credit: PA)

Det Sgt Diane Higham, of South CID, said: “This must have been a terrifying experience for the victim and although they were fortunately not physically injured it is concerning that the offenders were at least prepared to carry a firearm.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch.”

The first offender is described as 5ft 9in tall, medium build wearing black clothing. He spoke with a local accent.

The second offender is described as 6ft tall, slim, wearing black clothing.

Both men had their faces partially covered.

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Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1373 of December 16.

Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers UK on 0800 555 111.