Appeal following attempted cash in transit
Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted cash in transit
robbery this afternoon, Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Officers were called at around
3.15pm to reports a male offender had approached a security guard outside
Barclays Bank on Stanley Road in Bootle and tried to steal a cash box before
making off on foot towards a road at the side of Shoe Market. He is described as
a white male, aged between 20 to 25 years of age and wearing a balaclava and
dark clothing. The guard was able to return to his van uninjured. Enquiries are
ongoing and CCTV is being sought and the scene has been forensically examined.
Any witnesses will be spoken to. Detective Inspector Paul Nilsen said:-
"This happened on a main road that runs through a busy shopping centre. I
believe there would be a lot of people using the shops and local businesses who
may have seen this male running away from the area or may have information to
help us trace his whereabouts." Detectives would urge anyone who has any
information about this incident is asked to call:- 0151 777 3046 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.