Appeal following attempted robbery in Huyton
We are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery involving a taxi driver who was threatened with a large knife on Sunday, 20 January in Huyton.
At around 7.15am the 23-year-old taxi driver had been parked in Cronton Road near the junction with Tarbock Road, in a blue Ford Mondeo when he was approached by a male who climbed into the front passenger seat.
The offender told the taxi driver to get out of the vehicle and attempted to stab the driver in the stomach. Following a brief struggle the victim managed to force the offender out of the taxi and drove away at speed with the passenger door open.
The offender left in the direction of Woolfall Heath Avenue.
The driver was not injured in the incident.
The offender is described as being in his late-twenties to early-thirties, around 6ft 1in tall of medium build with tanned skin, dark hair, large brown eyes and a black beard. He was wearing a black coat and black trousers.
An investigation is underway and CCTV enquiries are being carried out in the local area.
Inspector Stephen Ball said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Cronton Road or Primrose road on Sunday morning around 7.15am who saw anything or saw anyone fitting the description of the male to contact us.
“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area who may have dash-cam footage to get in touch as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.”
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 19100019954 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.