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.