Staff at Furness Vale chip shop threatened with hammer during robbery

Police are appealing for information after staff at a Furness Vale chip shop were threatened with a hammer during a robbery.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 9:26 am
Updated Friday, 30th July 2021, 9:46 am

A man is reported to have entered the Chip Box, on the A6 Buxton Road, at 4.15pm on Wednesday and threatened staff with the hammer before demanding money from the till.

Staff then handed the man a quantity of cash and he left the shop.

The man is described as white and of stocky build. He was wearing a white face covering and long-sleeved grey and blue top, with black knee length shorts, and trainers.

Staff at a Furness Vale chip shop were threatened with a hammer during a robbery

He is understood to have left the shop in a white Vauxhall Vivaro van and driven off in the direction of Whaley Bridge.

Anyone who recognises the description of the man, or who has information that may assist with officers’ enquiries should contact Detective Constable Thomas Sheridan, quoting reference number 21*423317, by calling 101, or via the online contact form at https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/ContactUs.

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