Attempted Armed Robbery At Widnes Shop

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery at a convenience store in Widnes are appealing for the public to come forward.

At 7.50pm on Monday 28 January a man armed with a knife entered the Hough Green shop on Ditchfield Road and demanded the staff member hand over cash inside the till.

The member of staff didn’t hand over any money and the offender ran away from the shop empty handed.

The man is described as being of a thin build, around 5ft 8 in height and was wearing a black hooded top with Air Max written in white. He also wore black tracksuit trousers, black trainers and a white facemask with yellow and green gardening gloves.

Detective Constable Joseph McNally, of Widnes CID, said: “Our enquiries into the attempted robbery are ongoing and I urge anyone who was in the area who witnessed what happened or has any relevant information to help with our investigation to contact the team here at Widnes.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 306998, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or give details by https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries

Dashcam footage can also be submitted www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.

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