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Police issue plea to find suspect after Fleetwood agency raids

Police investigating raids at World Travel Lounge in Fleetwood have issued an appeal to track down a suspect.

The two robberies took place earlier this week in the Lancashire travel agency and are being treated as linked.

The police were first called to the agency on Lord Street, Fleetwood, on Tuesday morning (September 21) after reports that a man claimed to have a gun and was demanding money. Officers were then called to the agency on Wednesday afternoon after another report of a robbery.

The Fleetwood branch was closed after the raids and then on Friday, the agency chain has closed two other branches, at Hounds Hill, Blackpool, and Cleveleys.

It said on Facebook that “people have tried to gain access to our Cleveleys and Blackpool stores today as well as other travel stores in the area”.

The statement continued: “Our Colleagues’ safety is our number 1 priority – therefore – the following stores will be closed until further notice: Blackpool – Hounds Hill, Cleveleys, Fleetwood.

“Our teams are working remotely – so please continue to call the store on the usual number and these calls will be taken by our Colleagues working from home or in our other stores across the North West.

“We are working very closely with Lancashire Police and we’ll be open again only as soon as it’s safe to do so for our Colleagues.”

A 52-year-old man was initially arrested by police in connection with the offences. He has since been released no further action.

The police said on Friday (September 24): “Following further enquiries, detectives want to speak to Tim Daley (pictured), 48, as part of their investigation.

“Daley is described as white, 5ft 11in tall and has links to the Fleetwood and Cleveleys areas.”

Det Con Ryan Morrison, of Blackpool CID, said: “Daley is wanted by police following two serious robbery offences in Fleetwood.

“We would urge anyone who has seen him, or knows where he is, to call police.

“He should not be approached in any circumstances.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101. For immediate sightings please call 999 providing a location and description.

 

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