Armed robber targets hair salon with a knife

Armed robber targets hair salon with a knife

by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A MAN armed with a knife took money from a hair salon in Litherland after threatening staff.

The armed robber, who was wearing a mask, targeted Denise Thomas Hair Salon, on Church Road, at around midday on Thursday, September 10.

Wearing a mask and with his hood up, he entered the salon holding a knife before demanding cash from the till.

He left the scene on a bicycle across Church Road in the direction of Orrell Road.

Police are appealing for anyone who was driving in the area at the time to get in touch because they may have dash cam footage of the man.

Detective Inspector Paul Gillies said: “We believe the offender dropped the knife on Church Road before picking it up, and detectives are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him before or after the incident.

“We are particularly keen to hear from any drivers who may have captured him on dashcam, and urge anyone who was driving on Church Road, near the junction with School Lane, at about midday to check their footage.

“Having studied CCTV we know a white van passed close to the offender after the incident and would be keen to speak to the driver about what he may have seen.

“Business robberies are not victimless crimes and in this case staff and customers were left distressed by what they witnessed.

“We are committed to finding the man responsible and bringing him to justice, and information from the public could prove crucial.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or was passing and may have dashcam footage can DM us on Twitter via @MerPolCC or message us on Facebook at ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’. Alternatively, call 101 quoting incident reference 20000546767  or contact the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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