Witness Appeal - Robbery - Prescot
Detectives in Knowsley are appealing for information following a
robbery in Prescot on Friday, 7 September.
At around midday a 71-year-old woman was leaving the Tesco Store
on Steley Way when she was approached by two men she did not know.
The men attempted to steal the woman's handbag and as they did so a
When the men were unable to steal the handbag they have taken
items from her personal shopping trolley. The woman then heard
someone blow a whistle, the men stopped what they were doing and
ran towards a light blue coloured vehicle that was parked opposite
the Health Centre on Sewell Street. The vehicle has then driven off
along Steley Way.
The first offender is described as being white, aged in his 40s,
6ft tall of a medium build with fair coloured shaven hair and
stubble. He was wearing a dark coloured top and training shoes.
Overall his appearance was scruffy.
The second offender is described as being white, aged in his 40s
of a skinny build.
Detective Inspector Webster, said: "This was a despicable and
callous crime against a vulnerable, elderly woman going about her
daily business. The offenders have left this woman shaken and
traumatised following the incident.
"We are absolutely determined to find these offenders so they
cannot commit further crimes but we need the public's help in
finding these males.
"I would appeal for people to cast their minds back to last
Friday and if they saw anything that in hindsight seems suspicious,
to contact us with that information.
"I'd also like to reassure people that incidents like this are
thankfully very rare and neighbourhood officers will be patrolling
"Information that seems trivial to them may turn out to be
crucial for us in catching these offenders."
Officers would urge anyone who has any information about this
incident to contact 0151 777 6568 or Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111.