A thug wielding a two-foot machete left a teen shopworker shaken after a ‘terrifying’ robbery in Pemberton last night.
The attack took place at Pemberton service station on Ormskirk road at around 11.10pm last night.
The 19 year-old shop worker on duty had crouched down behind the counter to replace stock, before standing up to be confronted by a balaclava-wearing thief armed with a two-foot long machete.
SNAPPED: The whole incident was caught on the shop’s CCTV camera
Detective Constable Cameron Hackett, said: “A young man was going about his job last night when he was threatened with a large and terrifying machete.
“The offender was wearing some very distinctive clothing and we believe was lurking around the garage beforehand waiting for customers to leave.”
The attacker demanded the shop attended to hand over cash from the till, before fleeing across Ormskirk Road in the direction of Lloyds Bank.
He was wearing a white balaclava, blue hooded waterproof top, grey jogging trousers and white gloves.
DC Hackett added: “If anyone was in the area and saw this man either before or after the robbery I would encourage them to call us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7124, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.