Cash stolen in armed raid on security officer
A MAN armed with a ‘bladed weapon’ threatened a bank security guard and stole a cash box in a broad daylight street robbery in Bootle.
The incident happened in front of shocked passers-by when a man approached the security guard outside a branch of Barclays, near the Strand Shopping Centre, at around 10.45am on Thursday, September 27.
The armed robber used the weapon to threaten the guard and then grabbed the cash box and got into a red Nissan Juke, which was driven by a second man.
The vehicle headed off in the direction of Litherland and police later found it abandoned on Jersey Close.
The armed man is described by police as tall, skinny and dressed all in black or dark green with a black baseball cap.
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The driver of the car is described as being male, of large build, wearing blue or black jacket, dark coloured shorts, white socks and a white hat or bandana.
An investigation is underway and CCTV and forensic opportunities are being carried out in the local area.
Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Stanley Road, or any neighbouring road, who saw anyone or anything suspicious to contact us as a matter of urgency.
“I would also appeal to anyone who believes they have CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch as they may have something which is vital to the investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 18200203806.