Friday, January 21, 2022

Appeal for information following armed robbery at Widnes convenience store

Detectives are appealing for information from the public following an armed robbery in Widnes.

At around 10pm on Wednesday 2 June, two men armed with a knives and a crowbar entered the Morrison’s Local Store on Liverpool Road.

Once inside, the offenders threatened staff before making off with a trolley loaded with cash, cigarettes and alcohol.

After leaving the store the pair loaded the items into a small blue car and drove off in the direction of Hough Green station.

The first man is described as being of a stocky build and at the time of the incident, was wearing all black clothing, with a white North Face logo, gardening gloves and Nike 110 trainers.

The second man is described as being of a chubby build and around 5‘11” tall.

He was wearing grey and black clothing, black gloves, Nike 110 trainers and a white face mask.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone who thinks they may have seen the offenders, either before or after the robbery, to come forward.

They also want to speak to anyone who believes they have CCTV or dashcam footage of the pair.

Detective Sergeant Upile Mtitimila, from Widnes CID, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for those present at the time of the incident and I would like to reassure them, and the rest of the community, that we are doing everything we can to identify the people responsible.

“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and as part of our investigation I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and thinks they may have seen the offenders, either before the robbery or as the pair were fleeing the scene, to get in touch.

“The same goes for anyone who thinks they have may CCTV or dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.

“I would urge anyone with any information, no matter how small, to contact the team here at Widnes Police Station on 101.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 1003327 or report it via the Cheshire Police website.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or via the Crimestoppers website.

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