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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-26-08

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Large knife used in convenience store robbery

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a convenience store, in Bootle, on Monday, 21 August 2017.  We are told that 2 members of staff at Marsh Lane Local and a customer were left extremely shaken, but not injured, after 2 men are believed to have entered the shop and demanded cash. 1 of the men was reported to have been holding a large knife. The incident is said to have happened around 9.45pm, when the offenders left with a cash draw, which we are told they discarded outside and a quantity of cash taken. The 2 males are described as white, wearing black sportswear with hoods up and scarves covering their faces, having their faces covered and wearing. 1 of the males had a red logo on 1 of the arms of his jacket.

Detective Inspector Robbie Moss said:- "Business robberies such as this are thankfully rare in the area and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us immediately, to help us remove these people from the streets. Thankfully the members of staff were not injured, but they are understandably extremely shaken and to be threatened in such a way is despicable and desperate behaviour. The victims are being supported by officers and I would urge anyone with any information, however small, to call us as it may be vital for our investigation. I want to assure all residents and businesses that we will do everything possible to identify the offenders and bring them to justice, and ensure that Bootle is a safe place to live, work and visit."

Witness and CCTV enquiries are ongoing and detectives wish to speak to anyone who saw men acting suspiciously around Marsh Lane around the time of the incident to get in touch. Anyone with information is asked to call:- 101. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on:- 0800 555 111 or via their online form.


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