CCTV appeal after Merseyside store robbery

Two masked raiders burst into a convenience store and stole the till and £400 in cash.

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Robbery was "terrifying" for business owners

Merseyside Police said the robbery happened at 8.30pm on Thursday, April 3, following the first day of the Aintree festival.

Detectives believe many people may have been in the area having a drink or visiting a local bookmakers ahead of Ladies Day.

This was a terrifying incident for the couple who run this business.

This is popular, well-used shop run by a local, hard-working family.

They are simply trying to make a living yet have suffered the ordeal of two criminals coming in brandishing weapons and stealing their takings.

The two offenders were extremely aggressive and the CCTV shows their total disregard for the victims themselves.

– Detective Constable Kevin Reppion, Merseyside Police

Witnesses should call Sefton CID on 0151 777 3823 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

CCTV appeal after Merseyside store robbery

CCTV of two men who robbed a family business in Merseyside has been released by police.

The offenders appear in the footage brandishing a metal coat stand and an iron bar which they used to smash the protective screen in Donna's convenience store in Hawthorne Road, Bootle.

At one point, the owner of the shop was nearly struck on the head by the offenders as he tried to lock the door separating the customer area from the counter and back office.

The man and his wife, who are both local to the area, escaped injury and managed to activate the store's panic alarm before retreating into the back office.

The offenders removed the till before running out of the shop, towards Mill Road. police believe the offenders then fled in a silver car.

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