Off licence staff threatened at knifepoint in Carlisle robbery


Witnesses are being sought after a knife-wielding robber raided a Carlisle off licence.

The man threatened staff at the Bargain Booze store on Furze Street and demanded money.

He then fled with £250 cash.

It happened at 8pm last night.

The male offender threatened two members of staff with a knife.

He is described as white, between 5ft 7in and 5ft 10in tall, of medium build and spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing a bright blue outdoor jacket with a peaked hood which was pulled tight around his face, dark tracksuit bottoms and black and grey trainers.

Detective Chief Inspector David Pattinson, of North Cumbria CID, said: “Officers and detectives are working hard to trace this offender and we appeal to any members of the public who have information to come forward.

“Although nobody was hurt this was understandably a distressing incident for both members of staff.

“We want the public’s help in tracing the man responsible. No matter how insignificant you may think your information is, it could be vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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