Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Parr, St Helens yesterday afternoon, Monday 14 September.
Around 2pm, officers were called to Schooner Wine on Concourse Way to reports of a man in possession of a machete demanding money. The man made off empty-handed. No injuries were sustained and the investigation is ongoing.
Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “Although thankfully nothing was taken and no injuries were sustained, this will have been a distressing experience for the shopkeeper, who was nonetheless brave and quick to call police.
“To threaten those making a living in our communities is despicable, and we will take positive action to remove the person responsible from the streets, and see that they face justice.
“If you were on Concourse Way around 2pm and either saw anything, or live locally or were passing and have CCTV or dashcam, please come forward.”
Pass information via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 20000556015. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.