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Blackpool robbery...now Police want to speak to this teenager

Have you seen Lewis Benit?

Police want to speak to the 18 year old in connection with a robbery in Blackpool.

Officers were called at around 21:55 on Saturday night to reports of a robbery at McColls convenience store on Egerton Road. It was reported that two offenders had entered armed with a bottle and a knife.

A knife was held to a member of staff’s throat and demands for money were made.

The offenders left with a quantity of cigarettes and scratch cards.

Following extensive enquiries, police now want to speak to Lewis Benit in relation to the incident.

Benit, from Blackpool, is described as being 5ft 8 inches tall of slim build with short blonde hair. He has links to the Claremont and South Shore areas of Blackpool.

DC Sarah Moyes of Blackpool Police said: “This has been a terrifying experience for those involved and our enquiries are ongoing.

“We want to speak to Benit as part of our investigation and would ask that anyone with information about his whereabouts gets in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call 01253 604141 or 101 quoting crime reference number 04/107192/19.

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