Police in Barrow have arrested a male in connection with a robbery that occurred today at an off license on Roose Road.
Police were called at 10.12am today (27th January) following a report of a robbery at the Betty Booze off license. The offender described as a male wearing dark clothing made off from the scene in the direction of West Way.
Following enquiries police arrested a 17 year old man from Barrow on suspicion of robbery. He is currently helping officers with their enquiries.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who were in the vicinity of the off license at the time of the incident. Police would also like to hear from anyone who had been in the store between 8am and 10.30am.
Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Furzana Nazir said:
â€œWe are still at the very early stages of this investigation. A dedicated team of detectives are working on this case and all lines of enquiry are being vigorously pursued.
â€œWe would like to hear from anyone with information regarding this incident or saw a person running off from the off license at around the time of the incident.â€
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from Barrow CID.