Witness Appeal - Robbery - Highfield Road - Birkenhead
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in
Birkenhead on Tuesday (13 November 2012).
The incident happened on Highfield Road at around 4pm when the
victim, a 35-year-old man, was approached by an offender as he was
about to get into his car.
He was forced to the ground and the bag he was carrying, which
contained a quantity of cash, was stolen.
The victim received minor facial injuries which did not require
The offender was seen to run off in the direction of Ruskin
Avenue. He is described as 5ft 10in tall, of slim build with broad
shoulders. He was wearing a balaclava, a dark coloured tracksuit
top and light coloured tracksuit bottoms.
Officers are investigating the incident and have been searching for
CCTV as well as witnesses to the offence. Crime scene investigators
have also examined the area.
DC Chris O'Connor said: "This would have been a
frightening incident for the man who although not seriously hurt
was left very shaken.
"Highfield Road is a busy road and there would have been lots of
people about at that time. We urge anyone with any information in
connection to the incident, or who may have seen a man acting
suspiciously in the area around this time, to call us in case they
can help our enquiries."
Anyone with any information is asked to call Wirral CID on 0151
777 2265, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.