Masked men threaten pregnant woman with a baseball bat in Kirkby

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Officers are trying to trace two masked men who went into a Kirkby shop and threatened a pregnant woman with a baseball bat.

The men entered Johal Off Licence and General Store, in Park Street, at around 8.45pm last night, Friday 25th April.

The offenders, who were both white, were wearing blue hoodies with black scarves across their faces. They were of a slim build.

The men, who did not leave with anything then made off in separate directions. One down Hartley Road and the other Park Street.

Acting Det Sgt Matthew Dumbrell said: “These cowardly offenders threatened a heavily pregnant woman with a baseball bat before demanding money. Fortunately she was uninjured but she was shaken by the incident. If you saw anyone in the area at the time or know who these men are please call us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 000887-25042014.