Detectives have charged a man with robbery and assault following an incident at a shop in St Helens earlier this month.
At around 11.45am on 11 November, officers arrested a man after a report of towels reportedly being stolen from the Matalan store on Watts Clift Way. The man also allegedly assaulted a member of staff.
25-year-old Anthony Arthur Halliwell, from St Helens, has now been charged with common assault and robbery.
He will appear at Wirral Adult Remand Court this morning, Friday 26 November and remains in custody.
If you have any information about suspected theft in your area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
A police spokesperson said, “Merseyside Police, as part of Operation Shepherd, will actively pursue all offenders involved in retail theft.”