Merseyside Police is appealing for information following an incident in Woodchurch this evening, Monday, 27 June.
At around 5.50pm a number of reports were received that three men ran into the Arrowe Park Hotel, Arrowe Park Road, armed with weapons saying they were looking for someone.
The men quickly searched the premises before running out and getting into a silver car, possibly a BMW.
The first male is described as white, large build/overweight. He was wearing a full grey tracksuit, with large black pockets, black trainers and a black balaclava with a black hood.
The second male is described as a white male with a medium build. He was wearing a balaclava, black padded coat with a brightly coloured logo on the left side, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.
The third male was dressed all in black and his face was fully covered. He was wearing a black coat, black jeans or tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.
An investigation is underway and officers are carrying out house-to-house inquiries. They are also examining CCTV footage in a bid to identify those involved.
Detective Inspector Emma Kerrigan, said, “We are in the very early stages of an investigation and an investigation is underway to establish what has taken place and why the offenders were in the pub and who they were looking for.
“We will not tolerate the use of violence or intimidation on the streets of Merseyside and we are relentless in our pursuit of those involved in violent crime.
“An extensive investigation is underway and patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
“Arrowe Park Road would have been very busy at this time of the day and I would appeal to any motorists who may have captured dashcam footage, or local residents with CCTV to contact us as they may have footage that could prove vital to our investigation.”
Anyone with information can contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC, or 101 with reference 807 of 27 June. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.