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Merseyside: Witness Appeal After An Attempted Robbery

September 21, 2012, 10:31 am

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a shop on the Pendle estate in Netherton was subjected to an attempted robbery on Sunday.

Officers were called to the Supersaver store in Pendle View at around 4pm by a staff member reporting a man had entered the shop armed with a metal bar.

On arrival, officers found that damage had been caused to the inside of the store and a window but no-one was injured.

Staff were spoken to and it was rstablished that the offender walked into the store and demanded that the staff member open the till.

When several other members of staff come to their colleague’s aid, the offender backed out of the store, causing damage to window as left.

Nothing was stolen during the attempted robbery but staff were left worried and shaken.

Detectives from Sefton CID are investigating and are appealing for witnesses.

The offender is described as white, aged in his late teens, around 5ft 8ins tall and of skinny build. He was wearing a bulky grey hooded top with the hood up and a black baseball cap underneath and dark glasses.

Netherton Neighbourhood Inspector, Simon Thompson, said: “This will have been a terrifying incident for the shop staff and we are doing all we can to maintain a visible police presence in the area while colleagues in CID try and track down the offender. We will not tolerate crimes like this on Pendle or anywhere else in Netherton. The decent, law abiding people on the Pendle estate will be as angry as we are that a well-used community shop has been attacked and I would urge them to have to courage to come forward if they know anything that can help catch the offender.”

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