Merseyside Police is appealing for information following reports of a robbery in New Ferry on Friday, 11 February.
At around 5.20pm it was reported that a red, black and white Lexmoto moped was stolen from outside St John’s Church on Bebington Road.
It was reported that the victim went to locate the vehicle and saw an unknown male suspect on the moped in the church car park.
When the owner attempted to take back the moped, the suspect threatened him, deliberately drove at him on the moped and then drove over his chest and groin.
The suspect then made off on the moped onto Bebington Road.
Following the incident, it was reported that three male pedestrians stopped and helped the victim.
The victim later attended hospital and suffered several broken ribs following the incident.
The suspect is described as white male in his early 20s, around 5ft 10in tall, of large build, clean-shaven and with cropped brown hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a grey long-sleeved t-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms. He was carrying a dark rucksack and spoke with a Wirral accent.
CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police.
Detective Inspector Emma Kerrigan said, “This was a terrible incident, which left a man injured and extremely shaken. We are working hard to find the person responsible and bring them to justice.
“We are keen to speak to anyone in the area of St John’s Church who witnessed the robbery who may have information to assist our enquiries. We are particularly keen to speak to three males who helped the victim immediately after the incident who may have seen what happened.
“Similarly, if you were driving in the Bebington Road area on Friday evening and have dashcam footage, please review it and let us know if you see like bike described or anything suspicious. Any information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.
“Whether you let us know directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, let us know so that we can take action.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 with reference 22000103524 .
You can also call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously