Armed robbery - Old Colliery Road - Prescot
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a robbery
at a convenience store in Prescot on Thursday, 17th
At about 3.40pm two males, armed with a knife and an axe, entered
the Colliery Convenience on Old Colliery Road approached a member
of staff and made demands for cash and cigarettes.
The items were given to the males and they left the premises along
Old Colliery Road.
Although uninjured the staff member was left distressed following
Patrols attended, a search of the area and house-to-house enquiries
were undertaken. CCTV is also being sought.
The first offender is described as being white and was
wearing grey and black hooded jacket, grey tracksuit pants and
The second offender is described as being white and was
wearing a black hooded top with his face covered.
Detective Sergeant Catherine Walsh , said: "We are absolutely
determined to find these offenders so they cannot commit further
crimes but we need the public's help in piecing together what
happened before and after they committed this crime.
"Old Colliery Road is a busy thoroughfare and I would appeal for
people to cast their minds back and if they were out and about at
that time and think 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 this area.
"Information that seems trivial to them may turn out to be crucial
for us in catching these offenders."
Anyone with information about the incident or anyone who may have
witnessed males acting suspiciously in the area around the time of
the robbery is asked to call Knowlsey CID on 101 or Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.