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Greasby store targeted by robbers
10:42am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
TWO men broke into a Wirral store and demanded cash from staff.
The incident happened at the Co-Op in Greasby Road, Greasby on Friday, February 22 at around 9pm when the thieves climbed through the roof of the shop to get in.
The manager was cashing up in an upstairs office when one of the men appeared in the doorway and demanded that he co-operate by opening the safe.
A second man then brought a black holdall and put money from the safe and some till into it.
The pair then ordered the 23-year-old manager into a toilet cubicle while they escaped back through the roof of the shop’s boiler room.
Two members of staff who were working on the shop floor at the time did not witness the robbery and were only alerted to it by the manager.
Police say he was “shaken” but unharmed.
Detective Inspector Justin Danher from Wirral CID said: "This was a brazen and well-planned robbery and I am sure the offenders will have been in the shop before to know the lay-out. They also may have waited close by on the night of the robbery to time it so that the Co-op was quiet.
“This is a busy residential area with a local pub nearby so my appeal is to anyone who remembers seeing anyone acting suspiciously in Greasby Road, either on foot or in a car, to contact me. That information, however trivial it seems, may be important to this investigation."
The first man was white, with a tanned complexion, aged between 30 and 40, around 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a jacket with a navy blue hooded top underneath, and yellow woollen gloves.
The second man was also wearing dark clothing and green latex gloves. Both wore scarves over the lower part of their faces.
Anyone with information can call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.