A MASKED thug carrying a gun and another wielding a machete were among a trio of robbers who stole cash and booze in a terrifying offlicence
DETECTIVES investigating an armed robbery at an offlicence
in Litherland have released CCTV of four men they want to trace.
The business, in an affluent suburb of Stockton, attracts a Post Office salary of around PS74,000 and has an offlicence
and convenience store.
They lived at the offlicence
up Almondbury Bank and later in a cottage on Nettleton Road, Dalton.
Eight incidents have been reported beginning last Monday (November 5), when the suspect stole collection tins from the British Legion and an offlicence
in Culcheth, a chip shop in Padgate, the Spar store in Grappenhall, the HSBC and the Main Street Post Office in Frodsham and a till from a Travelodge in Chester.
As Oddbins followed Wine Cellar and Threshers into the abyss, industry pundits were quick to write off the offlicence
Warwickshire county councillor Richard Hobbs (Con, Aston Cantlow), portfolio holder for community protection, said: "Under age drinking is a very serious problem so I am delighted that offlicence
retailers in Rugby are taking their responsibilities seriously and not selling alcohol to children.
It's thought the same man robbed the Appellation offlicence
in Dalry on June 2 and Meadows Wine in Marchmont the following night.
With a sales area of 2,000 sq ft, the shop includes an offlicence
and fresh coffee.
He also knew full well Hughes' dad kept an offlicence
OFFICIALS are launching a major crackdown on underage drinking, after the "largest investigation of its kind in Wales" found that more than half the offlicence
shops in one county sold alcohol to youngsters.
When I walked past an offlicence
on Sunday night, two girls stopped me and begged me to go in and buy alcohol for them.