Detectives in Liverpool are investigating an armed robbery in Anfield on Tuesday night (8 May), in which two men were injured.
Just before midnight, two members of staff at Pound Saver, Breck Road were closing the store when they were approached by around six men. The men threatened the staff members with what was thought to be a handgun and assaulted them with a metal bar or hammer, before stealing a set of keys and leaving in a silver coloured car.
The men then managed to raise the alarm and were taken to hospital, where one of the men continues to be treated for bruising and swelling to his head.
CCTV from the shop and surrounding areas is being examined and the scene will be forensically examined. Enquiries with surrounding businesses and houses will also be carried out.
Detective Inspector Phil Mahon said: “This was a particularly vicious attack on these two men, who have suffered some nasty injuries as a result.
“These staff members were just trying to do their job and I would like to reassure them and the local community that we are working hard to trace those responsible for this attack.
“We are particularly keen to trace anyone who was in the area at this time who may have seen a silver coloured Ford Fiesta or Focus, driving to or from the scene. I would also appeal to local residents who maybe heard or saw a group of men acting suspiciously to get in contact.
“These shops and their staff, serve this local community and I’m sure local residents would want us to trace those responsible and bring them to justice. Any information could assist our investigation – you can contact 101, @MerpolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information that could assist our investigation.”