Police appeal for info on Wallasey knifepoint robbery

Merseyside Police is continuing to appeal for information following a knifepoint robbery in Wallasey on Sunday 20 August.

It was reported that a 14-year-old boy was walking his electric bike through Wallasey Cemetery at around 4.45pm when he was approached by a male who pulled a large knife from his trouser waistband and demanded the bike.

The suspect, who was dressed in all black, left with the bike onto Derby Road and carried on down Seaton Road, Castle Road and continued along Seaview Road towards Asda.

The victim was unharmed but left shaken by the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 5ft 5in tall, aged between 15-17, slim build, brown eyes and had a local accent. He was wearing a black Berghaus jacket, combat trousers and black ON Cloud trainers.

The weapon used is described as a knife with a brown wooden handle and black blade.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Police have now issued an image of the stolen bike and if you recognise it, please get in touch.

The stolen bike is described as a Scott XL electric bike, with a dark green frame, light green branding, and there is a deep, prominent silver scratch on the frame and the battery pack is visible and held in place by cable ties.

Detective Inspector Andy Schofield said, “Our enquiries are ongoing into this incident and we continue to ask for anyone with information to come forward.

“If you recognise the bike pictured, please let us know. If you have recently seen this bike being used in the local area or perhaps being sold online, get in touch.

“This would have been extremely distressing for the boy and we are determined to find the person responsible.

“Every piece of information, no matter how small, could be vital to the ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre with reference 23000778604.

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