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Detectives in Liverpool have released CCTV images of a man and a woman they want to speak to in connection with cash-in-transit robberies.
Constable Jo Sheedy said: “When a cash box has been forced open, this activates a dye and makes the cash worthless. We believe that there is a group of criminals who are trying to ‘clean up’ this cash by passing it through gaming machines in bookmakers in the Liverpool area." “We are keen to speak to these two individuals pictured as we believe they may have vital information that could help us with our enquiries, or urge anyone who thinks they may know who they are, to please contact police.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 8603 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Detectives in Liverpool have released a picture of a blue Ford Focus which was used in a cash-in-transit robbery in the city.
The stolen car was used in the robbery on Monday morning outside the Toby Carvery pub on Queens Drive, when a man ran at a security guard and took the cash box he was carrying before getting into the car and driving off towards Walton.
The offender was seen running off towards the Bolan Street and Green Lane area of Stoneycroft at around 10.15 am and is described as being approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall and of slim build, wearing a balaclava and a blue Berghaus style jacket.
The car had earlier been stolen from a Tesco Superstore last Thursday.
Detective Sergeant Steve Lundon from Merseyside Police’s Matrix Serious Crime Unit said:
“This car will have been parked up somewhere since last Thursday evening."
“The vehicle registration begins with WD64. However, we believe it may have been on false plates during this period. I would like to appeal to anyone who thinks they may have seen it, or seen any suspicious activity to please contact the police.”
If anybody has any information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit Investigation hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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Four boys have been arrested after a man with learning difficulties was attacked and robbed in Hyde.
The 40-year-old man was confronted after getting off the number 330 bus from Bredbury to Hyde on Sunday 24th May at 11.30 in the evening.
The group of four to six boys followed him and attacked him from behind, hitting him on the head causing him to fall to the floor and kicking and punching him there.
They then grabbed his rucksack, containing an iPod, and ran off along Tower Street and left towards Dowson Road.
The man did not initially report the incident to police and went home. Several days later his family discovered him unwell at home and took him to hospital where he is being treated for a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain.
Four boys, one aged 13, two aged 14, and one aged 15 have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They all remain in police custody for questioning.
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9389 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 19-year-old man living in Rochdale was robed in his own home at around 8.20pm on Wednesday October 29.
The young man heard a bang and a window smash, when he opened the door, he came face to face with two men holding batons. They robed him of his money and left.
Police have now released CCTV footage of a man wanted in connection with the robbery.
The victim suffered a tragic accident meaning he now needs to use a wheelchair and crutches to support himself. We believe the men have deliberately targeted him because of this and have made threats to return. Understandably the victim has been left upset by the incident and feared for his safety.
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8549 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Staff and customers were herded into a stock room when machete-wielding robbers targeted a Co-op supermarket in Middleton.
Shortly before 9pm on October 10, two men, armed with machetes, entered the Co-op on Kenyon Lane and herded staff and customers into a rear stock room.
The offenders ran off along Willow Lane and threw two bottles of spirits at a member of the public who had given chase.
A number of innocent people were threatened and intimidated by these men - who were armed with machetes - and as a result have been left understandably traumatised. It is possible that these men live locally or at the very least discarded items from the robbery into peoples gardens.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 8701, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.