Police appeal for information after attempted street robbery in Runcorn Date published: 8th November 2017 8.13am

Police are appealing for information after a gang of young men attempted to rob an elderly man in Halton Village.

At 5.20pm on Monday 6 November 2017 the 71- year-old was walking along Main Street. As he got to the junction of Main Street and Pump Lane he was approached by a gang who attempted to rob him at knife point.

DC David Wood said: “The gentleman didn’t suffer any serious injury but was shaken by the incident.

“It’s believed that a motorist may have startled the robbers when they turned off Main Street and onto Pump Lane and illuminated the offenders with their car headlights. The men then ran off down the alleyway which leads to St Mary’s School on the Castlefield’s estate. 

“I am particularly keen to speak with the driver who may have vital information that could help with my enquiries.”

The first man is described as white, around 20 years of age, about 5ft 10ins tall, and of slim build. He spoke with a local Runcorn accent.

A second man, who was in possession of the knife is described as white, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall, and of heavy or build. He is aged around 20-years-old.  He also spoke with a Runcorn accent.

The third man is described as white, around 20-years-old, of skinny build with longer dark hair.

Anyone with information should contact DC David Wood on 101 quoting incident number 699 of 6 November 2017

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.