Woman thrown to floor during robbery in Wavertree

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Wavertree on Saturday, 16 March.

Merseyside Police received a report that between 12.45am and 1am a woman was attacked and threatened by a man who threw her to the floor as she was walking down Wellington Road.

The man then stole her handbag and mobile phone but was stopped and chased by another man towards Picton Road.

Officers retrieved the phone and handbag in the area and an investigation is underway to identify the suspect.

The woman suffered bruising to her arms from the attack.

The offender is described as a 30-year-old man, approximately 5ft 5 inches tall, with dark hair, wearing a dark hoodie and dark bottoms.

Detective Inspector Chris Hawitt said, “This was a violent and distressing attack on a woman who was left fearing for her safety after the incident.

“Thankfully another man bravely intervened and helped the woman after the attack.

“I would urge this man or anyone who was in the vicinity of Wavertree Road and Picton Road early this morning just after 12.45am and witnessed the robbery to please contact us so we can bring the offender to justice.

“I am also appealing for residents to check your CCTV and doorbell footage as it may have captured the suspect on Picton Road which could help with the investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information can contact police by DM via the social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 24000258895.

You can also contact the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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