Police appeal following robberies

Detectives in Wirral are appealing for information after two robberies took place in Birkenhead last night (Sunday 26 June).

In the first incident a 44 year-old woman was approached from behind by a man as she walked along Hinderton Road, Birkenhead, at around 9.45pm.

The male forced the woman to the ground and demanded her phone and cash before making off on foot.

The woman, who suffered minor injuries in the incident, later discovered a bank card was missing from her pocket.

She was only able to describe the offender as wearing a grey tracksuit top with his face covered but it is believed a second male may also have been present.

In a second incident at around 10.15pm, a 28-year-old man was returning to his car which was parked in the car park of Green Lane Train Station on Old Chester Road. As he approached his car he saw a male sat in the passenger seat.

The male got out of the car and ran towards the victim demanding his phone. Officers believe he may have been carrying a bladed weapon.

The victim was able to run away and raise the alarm.

He described the offender as a white man, of slim build and approximately 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing a grey hooded top.

House-to-house enquiries have been carried out in the local area and forensic and CCTV opportunities explored.

Detective Inspector Paul Lamb said: “I would appeal for anyone who was in the vicinity of Hinderton Road or Green Lane train station between 9.30pm and 10.30pm and may have seen people or persons acting suspiciously, or has any information which could help with our enquiries, to get in touch.

“This was an upsetting experience for both victims but I want to reassure the community we are doing everything we can to find those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2263 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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