Detectives in Liverpool are issuing the image of a man who may have information about an armed robbery at an Allerton shop in July.
At around 9.30am on Saturday 6 July, two men entered the Grab ‘n Go Minimart on Brodie Avenue, one of whom was in possession of a knife. A member of staff was locked in a back room while the men stole cash and cigarettes before making off.
The member of staff was uninjured but left extremely distressed. CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Inspector Phil Atkinson said: “Do you recognise this man? We think he may be able to provide valuable assistance, so please come forward with details and we will do the rest.
“This was an absolutely horrific ordeal for the victim to go through, early on a Saturday morning on a busy road. He is being supported and in the meantime, I want to assure all local businesses that we will act on all information that comes in to identify those involved and remove them from the streets.
“If you were passing on foot that Saturday morning, or travelling in any vehicle and saw two men acting suspiciously and have vehicle dashcam, please check as what you hold could be the key to this investigation. You might not have seen it as significant at the time, but let us make that call.
“For someone working to be threatened in this way is disgusting, and I’m sure the community share our resolve in keeping businesses and customers safe across Liverpool.”
Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 19100360188 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.