Appeal following Widnes Robbery Date published: 3rd July 2017 1.19pm

Widnes officers are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a public house in Widnes.

At approximately 11.00pm on Sunday 2 July a member of staff entered the office at the Eight Towers Public House, Weates Close, to cash up for the night.

On entering the office he was confronted by an unknown man who threatened him with a screwdriver, demanding that he opened the safe and hand over all the takings. The suspect was then involved a short scuffle with the member of staff before fleeing the scene with a large quantity of cash.

The suspect is described as a man, approximately 6ft tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a black balaclava, a black tracksuit top, black leather gloves, shorts and white trainers.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Tina Jackson said: “This was a serious incident and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the person responsible. Thankfully the member of staff was not injured; however he has been left extremely shaken as a result of his ordeal.

“Enquiries into the incident are currently ongoing and as part of the investigation I’m keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Eight Towers Public House around the time the incident occurred and believes that they may have witnessed anything suspicious. I urge anyone with any information to contact the team here at Widnes on 101.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1099 of 2/7/2017. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.