Appeal - attempted armed robbery - Loweswater Way, Kirkby
Merseyside Police is appealing for help to trace a customer at a
convenience store in Kirkby who may have vital information about an
attempted armed robbery on Monday, 31 March, 2014.
Officers were called to Lifestyle Express Convenience Store on
Loweswater Way, at around 7.45pm, following a report that a man had
walked into the shop armed with what's described as a small, grey
He threatened the owner of the shop, who was closing up, and
demanded cash. The owner then challenged him and the offender ran
off empty handed. He was last seen heading along Windermere Drive
onto Bank Lane.
Patrols attended and enquiries were carried out, including a search
of the surrounding area. CCTV has been located and is being
Detective Inspector Andy Milligan said: "The offender didn't
hesitate to confront the shopowner with what appeared to be a
"His actions were both reckless and dangerous and we are determined
to bring the person responsible to justice.
"We believe another man was being served at the counter whilst the
attempted robbery was taking place and I'd appeal to him to come
forward and speak to us as he may have vital information which
could help with our inquiries.
"If you were the customer in the shop, or if you have information
which could help us with our enquiries, please call detectives in
Knowsley CID on 0151 777 6562 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on
0800 555 111."
Note - a 21-year-old man from the Kirkby area was arrested on
suspicion of robbery on Thursday, 3 April then further arrested on
suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon. He has since been
released on police bail pending further enquiries.