Merseyside Police have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to following an attempted robbery in St Helens.
At around 10.20am on Sunday May 30, a man entered the Best One convenience store on Gartons Lane. He waited for other customers to leave and then approached the till, threw a bottle of fizzy drink at a staff member and made demands for cash from the till.
The staff member refused and a struggle ensued during which the male staff member was assaulted and items in the shop damaged.
The attacker then left the shop empty-handed.
Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “Thankfully the member of staff was not badly injured but was left shaken by the ordeal.
“We would like to speak to the male pictured in the CCTV as we think he could have information which could assist our investigation.
“I would appeal to anyone who recognises the male to come forward and tell us what you know.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 21000349072.