Appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery Date published: 23rd January 2017 4.37pm

Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Ellesmere Port.

On Tuesday 17 January between 10:45am and 10:50am a man entered a store on Westminster Road, Ellesmere Port.

Once inside, he approached the shop counter and threatened a member of staff, demanding cash from the till. The staff member refused to hand over any money and the man fled the store empty handed.

The man claimed he was carrying a weapon but at no point was any weapon seen.

The man was seen leaving the store and turning right along Westminster Road, walking away from the junction with Station Road.

He is described as white, 5’ 10” tall, in his late teens/early 20s and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a dark grey North Face jacket with a black hood and a black balaclava, which covered his head and most of his face. He was also wearing blue jeans and dark grey woollen gloves.

Detective Constable Steven Marsland said: “We are currently following up a number of enquiries and anyone with any information is urged to contact Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident number 308 of 17 January.”

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.