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Weekly Edition - Published  25 August 2016


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Sisters News and Book Shop armed robbery

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information to assist detectives investigating an armed robbery in Bootle that took place, on Sunday, 14 August 2016. We are told that at around 10.55pm, a man wearing a balaclava and in possession of a meat cleaver walked into Sisters News and Book Shop on Peel Road and approached the counter. He is then said to have placed a black rucksack on the counter and made demands for money, threatening the member of staff. The contents of the till were placed in the bag and the man left the shop on foot towards Rimrose Road. The man is described as white, medium build, in his 20's and wearing a green coat, with his head and face covered by a hoody and balaclava. A silver or light coloured Skoda Octavia Taxi was seen close to the shop at the time of the offence, the driver of which may have seen some or all of the incident. Detective Inspector Mike Dalton from Sefton CID said:- "Although thankfully not injured, the victim was understandably left upset by this incident. We are determined to find the man responsible and bring him to justice, and will continue to provide reassurance and advice to local businesses in the area. We believe that other customers in the shop may have seen a man acting suspiciously across the road. I am also appealing for any Skoda Octavia Taxi drivers who recall dropping a fare at this location just before 11pm to contact us urgently, as your information could be key to identifying the offender."

Anyone with information is asked to call Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3059, call:- 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.


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