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Appeal after robbery of bicycles in Heswall

News   •   Oct 07, 2019 13:10 BST

We are appealing for information after two teenagers were threatened and their bicycles stolen during a robbery in Heswall on Saturday (5 October 2019).

The incident happened in Dawstone Park at around 6.40pm when two boys, aged 15, were on their bikes near the swings when two males approached them.

One suspect is described as a white male, 5ft 8in. He was wearing a black Berghaus coat, with the hood up, and black trousers. He was with another male, wearing a blue Berghaus coat, who claimed he was in possession of a knife.

One of the stolen bikes is a black and grey Carrera Vengeance with a water bottle holder and pump attached to the main frame and lights on the front. The other is a black and orange Carrera with black handlebars.

Detective Sergeant Kevin O’Rourke said: "While the victims were not injured during this incident, they were left extremely shaken by what happened.

“Thankfully, incidents such as this are extremely rare and I can reassure people that we are doing everything we can to trace and arrest the offenders, and are appealing for the public to help us find them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100576578 or 19100576632, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: