Woman armed with iron bar robs shop

Police are appealing for information after a masked woman armed with a metal bar robbed a shop.

Monday, 27th February 2017, 3:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:42 pm
Police appeal

At around 9.40pm on Wednesday, February 15, police were called to a shop on Bank Street, Golborne, to reports of a robbery.

Following CCTV enquiries, officers discovered a woman had waited on the corner of Peter Street before she crossed the road, pulled a grey hat over her face and then entered the shop.

Armed with a large metal bar, she started making demands for cash out of the till.

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The cashier who was working in the shop at the time handed over a quantity of cash to the robber, who then grabbed the money and fled toward Peter Street in the direction of the primary school.

The masked woman is described as white, of slim build, and was wearing a black zip up jacket with black jeans, black pumps and a grey bob hat that was pulled over her face.

Detective Constable Lynsey Watson-Perry of GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “This woman inflicted a terrifying ordeal on an innocent shop assistant who was just doing her job.

“Wearing a grey hat that covered her face and wielding a metal bar, this woman would have stood out on a Wednesday evening.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time or knows anything that can help our investigation to get in touch with us. You could hold vital information.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7292 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.