Police hunt for knifeman

The moment a knifeman leaped over the bookie's counter
The moment a knifeman leaped over the bookie's counter
  • Knifeman vaulted counter and threatened cashier
  • Steals small quantity of cash, terrifies woman
  • Police appeal for help to identify man they think is local

This is the terrifying moment a knifeman leapt over a bookie’s counter to threaten a cashier.

The woman underwent an horrific ordeal as the man grabbed cash.

WANTED: Police want to question this man about a knifepoint robbery in Blackpool

WANTED: Police want to question this man about a knifepoint robbery in Blackpool

The man brandished a kitchen knife at the lone female cashier at Ladbrokes, Church Street, Blackpool at around 6.30pm on Thursday, June, 11.

The store was empty and the man jumped over the counter and demanded the cashier open the tills before taking cash and leaving.

Fortunately the cashier was not injured and he only got away with a small quantity of cash.

But now Lancashire Police want your help to identify the alleged culprit.

We would appeal for anyone who knows this man, or where he may be, to contact us

DS Steven Harry

DS Steven Harry, of Blackpool Police said: “Clearly this is a serious offence which has left the cashier very shaken.

“If it were not for her sensible approach to the situation she may well have suffered injuries at the hands of this male.

“Offences of this nature are rare and there have been no other recent similar offences reported elsewhere in the Fylde Coast.

“The suspect is believed to be a local man, described as stocky with short, shaven grey hair.

“We would appeal for anyone who knows this man, or where he may be, to contact us.”

If you have any information contact the police on 101 or:(01253) 604157. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on: 0800 55511 quoting reference WA1507174.