Police have released CCTV images following an armed robbery in Blackburn last month.
At just before 3pm on the 20th September, two men entered Humberstones Jewellers on King William Street, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a black handgun.
The man threatened the staff and then with the other man, proceeded to smash the cabinets with hammers and stole a large quantity of high value watches which they placed into a satchel which the second offender was carrying. Both offenders then fled the scene on foot, going in different directions.
Detective Inspector Mark Vaughton said; “Fortunately, no one was injured but understandably everyone involved has been left extremely shaken by what can only be described as a terrifying ordeal.
“An investigation is underway and I would appeal to anybody that may have witnessed either; the robbery itself or the offenders leaving the scene to contact police immediately. In particular, if anyone recognises the men in the images then I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.
“I would also appeal to anyone who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area not only this afternoon but in the days leading up to the robbery to come forward and speak with police."
Blackburn Rovers and Burnley FC have appealed to fans to make Saturday's Championship derby memorable for the football. They say that anti social behaviour will be dealt with.
“We encourage all supporters attending this game to respect each other and the authorities. An East Lancashire derby between our two historic clubs is always a special occasion and we hope Saturday’s Championship game will be remembered for the action on the pitch and the positive backing of both sets of supporters....all fans should be aware that breaches of stadium regulations - including anti-social behaviour - will not be tolerated. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers also have a zero tolerance for discrimination of any sort, on the pitch or in the stands."
Blackburn and Burnley have called on fans to treat each other with respect ahead of this weekend's East Lancs derby in the Championship on Saturday. But they've warned that any anti social behaviour won't be tolerated.
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Former Rovers defender Berg's spell in charge at Ewood Park was brought to an end 57 days into a 3-year deal last December, following a run of one win in 10 matches.
The case argued by Blackburn was that managing director Derek Shaw acted without authority from owners Venky's in granting Berg a contract that entitled him to full payment of his agreement in the event of an early dismissal.
Venky's preference was a 12-month notice period, but Judge Mark Pelling dismissed the notion that Shaw lacked the authority to finalise the terms of Berg's deal.
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