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Staff At Widnes Shop Left Shaken After Robbery

Detectives investigating a robbery at an off-licence in Widnes have released CCTV images of the incident.

At around 9.40pm yesterday two men entered Bargain Booze on Derby Road as staff were cashing up.

The offenders stole a quantity of cash and cigarettes before fleeing in the direction of Birchfield Road.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone who recognises the men in the CCTV images to get in touch.

They also want to speak to anyone who was in the area and witnessed, or has footage of, anything that may help the investigation.

Detective Constable Vicki Abraham said: “The incident has understandably left those who were working at the off-licence when the robbery took place shaken up and we are determined to catch the offenders and bring them to justice.

“The offenders were both white and spoke with a local accent. One of them had a blonde/ginger beard with grey flecks and was around 6’ tall and had a stocky build. The other was of a similar height but was slimmer.

“We are at a very early stage of our investigation into the robbery. Enquiries are ongoing and I urge anyone who believes they recognise the men in the CCTV images and may know who they are to come forward.

“The same goes for anyone who was in the area and thinks they may have seen the offenders or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help with the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 314058, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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

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