Staff threatened with knife

Exterior of The Co-Operative Food store, Marsh Green, Wigan - the scene of a robbery at the weekend.

Exterior of The Co-Operative Food store, Marsh Green, Wigan - the scene of a robbery at the weekend.

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A MEMBER of staff was threatened with a knife during a raid on a Wigan shop.

A supervisor was on duty at the Co-operative, in Marsh Green, at 10pm on Saturday when a man burst in and produced a small blade, demanding money from the till.

The intruder then stole cash and ran off.

The female victim was said to be shaken up, but physically unharmed.

The robber is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and wore a blue hooded top. He was not wearing a mask. Police say inquiries on ongoing, Anyone will information can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

This is not the first time the store has been robbed. In August 2007 an intruder - thought to be female - burst in wrapped in a blanket and wielded a knife, demanding beer.

A spokesperson for The Co-operative Food said: “A man armed with a knife entered our store on Marsh Green.

“The man threatened staff and stole a quantity of cash. The members of staff were unhurt, but very badly shaken by the incident. CCTV footage has been given to the police, who are investigating. As with any incident such as this, we would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”