Man armed with knife attempts to rob Wallasey shop

Merseyside Police has issued CCTV images of a man who they believe may have information that could assist an investigation into an attempted robbery at a shop in Wallasey last month.

At about 10.15pm on Saturday 5 February, a man entered the Shop Local store on Borough Road and approached the member of staff at the till holding a knife.

He demanded he hand over cash, before making off on foot empty-handed.

The member of staff was not assaulted or hurt during the incident, but was left extremely shaken.

CCTV, house to house and forensic enquiries have been carried out, and detectives have now issued an image of a man they believe could help their investigation.

Detective Constable Stacey Richards said, “This would have been a shocking incident for the victim, and while he was physically unharmed he was understandably left shaken by the experience.

“It is completely unacceptable to target people who are simply trying to earn an honest living in the heart of our communities in Merseyside.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the man pictured, or who witnessed any part of this incident.”

If you have any information, please contact police directly via @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or by calling 101, with reference 22000088675.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report online at

Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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