CCTV Appeal: Street Robbery - Lodge Lane / Smithdown Road, Toxteth

Detectives have released CCTV stills of a man they want to speak to about a street robbery in Toxteth.

The 71-year-old victim had left the Boundary pub at the junction of Smithdown Road and Lodge Lane when he  became engaged in conversation with another man.

During the conversation it is believed that the offender used the victim's drunken state to take advantage of him and steal his wallet containing £50 cash from his back pocket.

The victim realised what was happening and began to struggle with the offender, resulting him being pushed to the floor and suffering bumps and bruises.

Detectives from Admiral Street CID are treating the incident as a robbery and have conducted CCTV enquiries in the area.

They would like to speak to the person in the CCTV stills as part of their investigation and would urge him, or anyone who recognises him, to call Detective Constable Joanne Brough on 0151 777 5322 or leave information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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