Detectives appeal for information following knifepoint robbery in Kirkby
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Detectives are appealing for information following a knifepoint robbery in Kirkby last night, Monday 7 June.
At around 9.35pm, a report was received of a man in his 50s stopped on his black Direct Bike motor scooter near to St Chad’s Church on Old Hall Lane.
The victim was approached by two masked men, one of whom made a threat with knives and stole the bike and other items including an iPad and bank cards. The victim was uninjured but was left distressed.
An area search took place, and forensic, witness and CCTV enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “This was a shocking incident and we’re determined to do all in our power to identify who was involved and remove them and their weapon from the streets.
“It was still light when the robbery happened, so we’re hopeful there were other witnesses in the area who either saw the incident, or the scooter being ridden off.
“Your description, footage or images could be key to finding those responsible and putting them before the courts. We’re particularly keen to view any dashcam from vehicles in the area at the time of the offence."
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC with reference 21000398961. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.