Donation page set up to help shop attack victim.

Three men equipped with gun and machete raid Crossens Convenience Store.

A justgiving page has been launched to help a southport shop owner get back on his feet after he was threatened with a gun and a machete.

The local community want to raise at least £250 for Freshway shop owner Baboo after theee men armed with a gun and a machete broke into his store on Rufford Road early yesterday morning

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mark-culshaw?utm_id=66&utm_term=VPZ2zyKjY

Three men equipped with gun and machete raid Crossens Convenience Store

Armed raiders equipped with a gun and a huge machete have stolen in excess of £200 in a daring dawn raid on a Freshway Convenience Store on Rufford Road, Crossens (Sunday 18 June 2017).

Three men targeted the convenience store just as it was opening up around 7.30 am and threatened workers with a gun and what is reported to be a machete before stealing a handful of cash and cigarettes.

The shop assistant suffered an injury to their face during the incident and has been left badly shaken up by their ordeal. One of the men was wearing a grey North Face hooded top, dark grey shorts and black and white trainers and the second one was wearing a black North Face hooded top, black bottoms and black shoes. Both had green scarves covering their faces and were carrying a green drawstring bag. It is believed they turned left when they exited the shop and then turned right into Brade Street.

Armed police and sniffer dogs have been called to the scene to search for the weapons after the men fled the scene and fled in the direction of Preston New Road. A manhunt is now underway.

If you have any information about what happened please call Merseyside Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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