Detectives from Merseyside Police are appealing for information after a failed robbery at a McDonalds restaurant near Switch Island on Sunday morning (23 July).
At around 9.15am two men entered the restaurant and jumped over the serving counter before entering the office at the back of the premises.
The pair threatened the manager and a cash delivery guard before stealing the cash boxes from them. As they left the restaurant one of the offenders fell over, dropping the cash boxes.
He and his accomplice then drove off in a black BMW which was later found abandoned in Bootle.
No-one was injured during the attempted robbery but staff and customers were left distressed by what happened.
The offenders are described as tall with their faces and hands covered. It is believed they were carrying some sort of weapon or weapons.
Patrols are searching for the pair while detectives make enquiries at the scene, including CCTV, forensic examinations and speaking to witnesses.
Anyone who was in the McDonalds or nearby at the time who witnessed the incident or captured any camera footage of it is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.