Just read this in the Mersey Magazine........
MOTHER AND SON CONFRONTED BY HAMMER WIELDING GANG IN SEACOMBE
Published February 21, 2012
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in Seacombe yesterday morning (Monday, February 20)
Officers were called to Wheatland Lane shortly after 10.35am after receiving a report that two men, armed with a knife and a hammer, had threatened a woman and her son to hand over a quantity of cash in the carpark of St Joseph’s social club.
Neither were hurt in the incident but were left very shaken.
The offenders are described as aged around 19 and 20, one was wearing a black hooded top with lighter coloured bottoms while the other was wearing a grey hooded top. Both men had their faces covered with scarves.
They left in a red Vauxhall Astra in the direction of Liscard Road and into Eaton Avenue where they abandoned this car and got into a dark coloured vehicle, possibly another Vauxhall Astra, colliding with a couple of parked vehicles as it left the scene at speed.
Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen three or possibly four people in this car around that time, or anyone acting suspiciously in a red Vauxhall Astra in the area at around 9.15am to call them.
CCTV is being examined, forensic analysis carried out and house-to-house enquiries conducted.
DS Mark Watson said: “We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw up to four people in either a dark coloured Astra or a red Astra in the area leading up to the incident or immediately after.
“We take incidents of this nature extremely seriously and appeal to the community to come forward with information that could help us with this investigation and see these offenders put behind bars.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2265, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.