Tag Archives: robbery

Handbag snatch victim left “shaken following her terrifying ordeal”

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Accrington on Sunday 14th July at the junction of James Street and Cannon Street at around 6:00 am. The victim, a 44 year old local woman was walking in the town centre and visited the Continental shop on Blackburn Road. As she left the store, she was followed and then approached by two …

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Hit across the head and robbed in Accrington Street

A 29 year old man was robbed in an Accrington street last Sunday 9 June 2013. At around 11.40 pm the man was on Primrose Street when he was approached by two men and hit across the back of the head. His bag was stolen and the men, who were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered, left the …

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Blackburn Getaway Driver jailed after catering store raid

A getaway driver who aided in the raid of a local catering company has been jailed for 2 years. Simon Jones, 38, of Skye Crescent, Blackburn appeared at Preston Crown Court after pleading guilty to robbery and admitting driving the vehicle that was involved in the raid. The raid took place in December 2012 when the gang targeted A-Z Catering on …

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Gang terrorise teenage boys with stun gun in house robbery

A gang of four men wearing balaclavas burst into a house on York Street in Church near Accrington brandishing a stun gun. They threatened the teenage boys in the house who are aged 14 and 17 when they broke in at about 7.30pm on Sunday 10 February. The gang escaped with a wallet containing cash and credit cards. The men drove off …

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Man who targeted Blackburn shop is jailed for 6 years

[caption id=”attachment_274093″ align=”alignleft” width=”250″] Reece Fleming[/caption] A man who travelled from Manchester to target the Co-operative Store on Whalley New Road in Blackburn and steal cigarettes and cash has been jailed for six years at Preston Crown Court. Reece Fleming, 31, of Therlmere Drive, Middleton, Manchester, appeared at Preston Crown Court today. He went into the Co-op at around 9.55pm on …

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Man robbed in broad daylight in Blackburn town centre

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police have revealed they are searching for two men who robbed a man on Cicely Lane in Blackburn on Tuesday 22nd May 2012 at 9am. The men, who claimed to be police officers, tied the victims hands behind his back and then stole his mobile phone, cash, keys and jewellery. The first thief was white, aged late 30’s to early 40’s, …

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Blackburn criminal’s photograph is featured on poster campaign

A Blackburn man is to feature in a publicity campaign, but probably not in a way he would like. Christopher Corkin, who had previously been given an indeterminate jail term following a number of robberies, is to feature in a police poster advertising campaign as part of a bid to reassure locals. He was handed an indeterminate sentence and must …

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Early Hours’ Street Robbery in Blackburn Town Centre

Stonyhurst Road

[caption id=”attachment_222729″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Stonyhurst Road Area”][/caption] POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man had his mobile phone stolen during a robbery in Blackburn in the early hours of Saturday morning. The robbery took place around 3.15am when the victim left his girlfriend’s house and was walking down Stonyhurst Road near to King Street in Blackburn Town …

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Unprovoked Attack and Theft on Blackburn Street

Lancashire Police

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man had his bag stolen in Blackburn during a robbery on Easter Sunday. The offence took place around 12.30am when the victim had been walking along Thornton Close in the Fishmoor area of Blackburn with two friends when three men walked towards them. One of the men then approached the …

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Blackburn “violent and dangerous man” jailed following knife attack on woman

Christopher Corkin

[caption id=”attachment_220947″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Christopher Corkin”][/caption] A man, who stabbed a woman in the neck before running off with her handbag, has been jailed. Christopher Corkin, 19, of Ravensglass Close, Blackburn was today given an indeterminate sentence to serve a minimum of four years before he is eligible for parole and will only be released when he can prove that …

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Fake Courier who robbed Blackburn woman is jailed

ARMAND CHOUDHRY

[caption id=”attachment_220317″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Armand Choudhry”][/caption] A Newcastle man, who posed as a courier before robbing a woman at her Blackburn home, has been jailed for four years. Armand Choudhry, 25, of Hamilton Place, Newcastle, appeared at Preston Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to robbery. Choudhry was one of two men who forced his way into the house on …

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Blackburn Jewellery Thief has cash seized by Police

JULES Tarique

[caption id=”attachment_212042″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Tarique Jules”][/caption] A man, who was jailed for 12 years after a £250k robbery at a Blackburn jewellers, has been stripped of £4300. Tarique Jules, 30, of Lucorn Close, London was one of four men who were jailed for a total of 39 years after the robbery at Ancient and Modern Jewellers on New Market Street, …

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Darwen man lured teenage boys to Blackburn Cathedral grounds and then robbed and assaulted them

Niaeem Alam

[caption id=”attachment_206375″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Niaeem Alam”][/caption] A Darwen man, who befriended and stole from three school boys, has been given an indeterminate prison sentence. Niaeem Alam, 18, of Kay Street, Darwen appeared at Preston Crown Court this afternoon after pleading guilty to theft, two counts of robbery and assault. He must now serve a minimum of two and a half …

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Wanted man could be in East Lancashire

Stephen Robinson

[caption id=”attachment_201345″ align=”alignleft” width=”146″ caption=”Stephen Robinson”][/caption] Police are appealing for information about a man who is wanted on prison recall. Stephen Robinson, 28 who is from Burnley has been recalled to prison after having failed to comply with the conditions of his prison licence. He was originally jailed for two years for possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply …

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Shop assistant tied-up in Clitheroe robbery at Blockbuster

Blockbuster Clitheroe

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at the Blockbuster store in Clitheroe. Around 6pm last night (Tuesday 13 December), three men entered the store on Wellgate and demanded the lone female shop assistant open the safe. She stated she couldn’t do this and was made to open the till instead. She was then forced into a backroom where the …

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Theft as Family tied up and assaulted in their home in Darwen

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

POLICE in Darwen are appealing for information after a family were tied up and robbed in their own home last night (Tuesday 13th December). Police were called to a rural address off Bolton Road at Darwen at 7.45pm to reports of a robbery. The occupants, an 87 year old woman, 57 year old woman and 49 year old man heard noises …

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Robbery at knife-point in Shadsworth shop

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a knife-point robbery at a shop in Blackburn yesterday afternoon (12th December). The offence took place at A to Z Catering on Shadsworth Road, Blackburn between 5.30pm and 5.45pm when two men entered the property and threatened the 59 year old owner and 53 year old sales assistant with a knife. The …

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Guilty plea after robbery from “vulnerable man” in Blackburn

A MAN, who targeted a vulnerable gentleman with learning difficulties, has pleaded guilty at court. Mark Jones, 45, of Heath Street, Salford, appeared at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Friday 22 July) where he pleaded guilty to robbery and theft. Jones admitted targeting a 63-year-old man at Morrisons in Blackburn on 23 October. He led the man from the supermarket in the …

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Wanted Man could be in Blackburn Area

POLICE are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a man who is wanted on prison recall. Stephen Sergeant, 24, who is from Preston, was convicted of a robbery in August 2008 and was sentenced to six years in prison. He was released from prison in May this year but has since breached the terms of his licence and is …

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Gang with Liverpool accents tie up workers and steal cigarettes in Blackburn raid

Lancashire Police

[caption id=”attachment_68227″ align=”alignleft” width=”251″ caption=”Lancashire Police”][/caption] POLICE are appealing for information following a tie up robbery at a warehouse in Blackburn. Around 8am today (Wednesday 15 June) three male workers were loading cigarettes into a vehicle at the warehouse on Geddes Street when a white Mercedes Sprinter van arrived at the site. Around six to eight people got out of …

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