Shop robber armed with knife

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery on Tuesday evening (28th August) just before 10pm.

The incident is reported to have happened at the High Spirits off Licence on Wargrave Road, Newton-Le-Willows.

The robber had his face covered, He is described as having a deep local accent, being of medium build, wearing a black jacket with grey sleeves and black bottoms. He is also reported to have been carrying a knife.

The man is said to have demanded cash from the till and cigarettes before making off towards Victoria Road.

Detective Inspector Louise Birchall said: “Although officers are currently undertaking extensive house to house and CCTV enquiries to trace the person responsible, we need the public’s help to come forward with any information they might have to help with our investigations.

“If you remember seeing someone acting suspiciously, please direct message @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting: 18200181067.”

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