An axe-wielding raider stole a ‘substantial’ amount of money in a cash-in-transit vehicle robbery this morning.
He, and two others, all wearing masks and dark clothing, targeted the vehicle at the Shell garage in Hatfield Avenue at 7.50am.
Police are appealing for help to track the raiders.
They say a substantial amount of cash was taken during the incident.
Detectives believe the men left the scene in a dark coloured sports car, possibly an Audi or BMW, before changing into a white Audi 4x4.
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting reference LC-20151007-0188.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.