DETECTIVES investigating an attempted robbery at a shop in Ellesmere Port are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At about 10pm on Friday, September 27 two men entered the Co-op supermarket on Hope Farm Road armed with a weapon and made threats to staff inside.

The men then attempted to steal from the ATM machine by tying it to a waiting vehicle.

Their attempt proved unsuccessful and the vehicle then left the area onto Hope Farm Road in the direction of the A41.

Detective Constable Phill Hunt, of Ellesmere Port Local Policing Unit, said: “As part of our investigation we’re following a number of lines of enquiry to locate the men involved.

“These men undoubtedly intimidated and scared staff while brandishing a weapon and we’re really keen to find them. I want to encourage the public to come forward if they have information – no matter how small.

“Also, if you have any dashcam footage around this time and in this area or if you saw suspicious activity then I want to hear from you.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 524633, provide information through the force’s website at or anonymously via Crimestoppers or 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at