Appeal for information following knifepoint robbery in Halewood
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We are appealing for information following a knifepoint robbery in Halewood yesterday, Saturday 1 January.
At around 9.50pm we received a report of a robbery in an alleyway at the junction of Boundary Drive and Portway.
It was reported that two males on mountain bikes were approached by two males on a grey moped.
Following a verbal altercation, one of the males on the moped produced a knife and the two victims left the scene on foot.
The two suspects were then reported to have taken the mountain bikes and left the scene on the moped.
No injuries were reported and there was no suggestion that the knife was used.
The passenger on the moped was described as wearing a balaclava, black coat and trousers. The driver was wearing a black and grey camouflage balaclava, black coat and trousers.
The two mountain bikes stolen are described as a white and blue Coyote with blue handlebars, black mudguards and a red seat; and a black and grey Carrera Vengeance bike.
CCTV and witness enquiries are being carried out and anyone with any information is asked to contact police.
Detective Inspector Nick Suffield said: “We simply will not stand by and allow people to carry knives and threaten the safety of themselves and others. This was a shocking incident and we’re determined to identify who was involved and remove them and their weapon from the streets.
“We rely on members of the public coming forward with information about such incidents to keep our streets safer.
“If you were in the Halewood area yesterday evening and saw anything or anyone suspicious then please come forward. Similarly, if you were driving in the area and have dashcam footage then please review it and if you see anything, including a grey scooter being driven in the area, please let us know.
“Tell us what you know about this incident and we’ll take positive action to remove those who use weapons to cause fear and harm in our communities from our streets.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 with reference 22000003723.
You can also call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.