Police appeal for information after Runcorn robbery Date published: 4th October 2017 11.59am

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Runcorn.

At 10.30pm on 3 October 2017 a 59-year-old man was walking along The Hove when two young people approached him and demanded the shopping trolley was pushing.

The first boy grabbed the trolley breaking the handle. Both then grabbed the trolley and made off along the Hove leaving a trail of food shopping. The victim gave chase as the offenders made their way out of The Hove, across the busway and onto the pathway that leads to Compass Close.

The first boy was described as tall and slim. He was wearing dark clothing including a black Northface jacket with the hood up and the drawstrings pulled tight. The second boy is described as smaller and chubbier than the first and dressed the same.

DC Nathanial Walkowiak said: “Not only was the victim left shocked by his ordeal but he had around £200 in cash and a new mobile phone which was an 02 ZTE A110 in the shopping trolley at the time it was stolen. I would urge anyone with information to contact me so we can find those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Nathaniel Walkowiak  on 101 quoting incident number 12 of 4 October 2017.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.