Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery in Sefton last week.

A man went into The Sweet Joint on Linacre Road and threatened a member of staff with a knife last Saturday afternoon,

He stole £200 from the till before a member of the public intervened, pushed the male off his bike and retrieved one of the stolen bags of cash.

The man then rode off towards the roundabout at the junction of Stanley Road, Knowsley Road and Linacre Road.

He is described as white in his late 40’s, 5ft 6in tall, medium build and spoke with a Liverpool accent. He was wearing a facemask.

Huge impact on community

Enquiries are ongoing and officers are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Paul Gillies said: “Thankfully the shopworker wasn’t injured but was left extremely shaken by the incident.

“We are determined to find the person responsible for this robbery and bring them to justice.

“Business burglaries are not a victimless crime, especially for small independent shops trying to make a living.

“It has a huge impact on the community if they close the business as a result.

“If you were on Linacre Road on Saturday afternoon and noticed anything suspicious, the man described riding off, on a bike or have dashcam or other footage then please come forward and we will do the rest.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 21000841097.



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