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CCTV appeal following armed robbery at Wirral newsagents
9:27am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
DETECTIVES have released CCTV of a gang who threated staff and customers during an armed robbery at a Wirral newsagents.
At around 9.40pm on Saturday, June 8, two men entered the shop in Teehey Lane, Bebington armed with was thought to be a small imitation handgun and a knife.
They ushered staff and customers behind the counter, before stealing a quantity of cigarettes and cash.
No-one was injured during the incident but the staff and customers were left distressed by their ordeal.
The men arrived at the shop on pedal cycles and then left by cycling down Rowland Avenue, before abandoning the bikes on Bramley Avenue. The bikes have since been recovered and will be forensically examined.
The first man is described as white, around 16-18 years, 5ft 5 in tall, slim build and wearing a black scarf across his face, a black waterproof jacket and black trousers.
The second offender is described as white, around 18-years and of slim build. He was wearing sunglasses with an orange tint, had a bright blue scarf across his face and a light green hooded top with black trousers.
Detective Sergeant Tom Clarke from Birkenhead CID, said: "Staff and customers were terrified when these two young men burst in making threats and armed with weapons.
"Fortunately no-one was hurt but it was an extremely scary situation to be in and they have all been affected by this robbery.
"We are doing everything we can to catch these offenders and I am calling on people to help us."
Witnesses can call 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.