Appeal following Warrington Robbery Date published: 13th January 2017 5.05pm

Officers are appealing for information from the public following a robbery in Warrington.

Shortly before 6.30am on Friday 13th January, one man entered McColl’s convenience store on Greenwood Crescent, Warrington, via the man entrance.

Once inside the man approached staff members working in the store and produced what appeared to be a handgun, demanding access to the safe.

The offender was informed that they were unable to open the safe, so he then demanded access to the till. After taking the cash from the till, along with a quantity of tobacco, the offender then left the store via the main entrance.

The offender is described as between 5ft 4 and 5ft 6 inches tall, he was wearing a high visibility vest over dark clothing with a blue hoody up over his head; he also had a black scarf covering his face. The man was believed to be carrying a handgun, although it was not discharged, and it has not yet been established if the gun was real or imitation.

Officers from Warrington CID have described the victims as being left very shaken by the incident and that the police are currently doing all they can to trace the person responsible.

“We are currently following a number of lines enquiry in relation to this incident, including CCTV analysis and speaking to local residents. We are also keeping an open mind as to whether this incident is linked to similar robberies that have recently occurred in the Warrington area.

“As part of the investigation we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Greenwood Crescent area at the time this incident occurred and believes that they may have seen the offender or witnessed anything suspicious. We urge anyone with any information to contact the team here at Warrington on 101.”

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident can contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 130 of 13/1/2017. Information can also be left anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.