Appeal following attempted robbery at newsagents in St Helens

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We are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at a newsagents in St Helens last month.

At around 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 November, we received a report that two males had entered a newsagents on Marshalls Cross Road near to Cleveland Street, armed with a knife.

They threatened a staff member and demanded cash. The two suspects have then fled the shop empty handed towards Cleveland Street.

The staff member was uninjured but was left shaken by the ordeal.

Both males were described as wearing dark clothing with their hoods covering their faces.

Since the incident, we have carried out a thorough investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Barbara Hebden said: “Although the staff member wasn’t injured, this was a very shocking ordeal to go through. To be threatened at your place of work will not be tolerated and although some weeks have passed since this incident, we are still determined to track these two suspects down.

“We are hoping that motorists who were in the area around this time may have dashcam footage that could help our investigation.

“If you have dashcam footage, CCTV or doorbell footage that captured these two males, please come forward and we will take action. Although the robbery took place at around 6.30pm, we believe they had visited the shop an hour earlier at around 5.20pm.”

Please pass any information via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 22000842638.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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