Birkenhead man arrested after shop worker threatened with knife

Merseyside Police has arrested a man after a knifepoint robbery in Birkenhead yesterday morning (Sunday 22 October).

At around 7am officers received a report that a man entered a store on Lansdowne Road and threatened a shop worker with a knife. The man then stole several items and cash from the till before leaving the store.

Officers later arrested a 37-year-old man from Birkenhead on suspicion of robbery after CCTV footage showed a male climb over a fence further down Lansdowne Road, dropping items as he left the area.

He was taken to a police station in Birkenhead and has since been bailed.

Detective Inspector Philip Ryan said, “This was a distressing attack on a shop worker who was just doing his job and I hope that the speed of the arrest made by our officers shows how seriously we take such crimes.

“The use of knives to cause fear and intimidation on our streets will never be tolerated by Merseyside Police, and although we have made an arrest we are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any part of this incident or has further CCTV footage.”

Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting incident reference 23001039949 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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