Member of public restrains man armed with knife in robbery attempt at Seacombe shop

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of robbery following an incident at a Seacombe shop on Tuesday, 9 April.

At around 3.30pm, a man reportedly walked into Bargain Booze on Brighton Street and made threats with a knife, demanding cash. 

The man was restrained by a customer in the store, and detained by officers. Nobody was injured.

A 57-year-old man from Wallasey was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been taken to a police station for questioning.

Detective Inspector Andrew Schofield said, “One man is in custody and we are continuing to make enquiries. We particularly want to identify any more potential witnesses who were in the shop or nearby at the time. 

“This will have been a shocking incident to witness for staff and customers alike, and we’d urge anyone who was in the area and saw or captured anything to come forward. 

“We will take action on any information received, whether you report it directly to us or anonymously via Crimestoppers.”

Please contact 101, @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 24000326020.


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