Robber brandished knife

Detectives from Merseyside Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Bootle yesterday afternoon (Sunday 18February 2018).

At around 3pm a security guard was making a delivery at Home Bargains, Marian Square, Bootle when he was confronted by a man with a knife. It is believed that the suspect left on foot.

The man is described as wearing a blue coat and navy coloured tracksuit bottoms with a cream coloured stripe down the left leg.

The security guard received no injuries but was left shaken by the incident.

An investigation has started with forensic, witness and CCTV enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said: “This is not a victimless crime – these security companies are going about their normal business and shouldn’t be subject to any form of violence.

“This incident happened in broad daylight and in a busy area, with many members of the public in the locality. The offender has shown complete disregard to community safety and the welfare of others.

“We have a number of enquiries that are on-going and I would like anyone who saw anything suspicious around the area at the time or anyone with information to contact us. There were people around the location at the time and we would like to speak to them.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious that could help is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/.

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