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Detectives are appealing for information from the public after a moped was stolen during a robbery in Runcorn.
Shortly before 6pm on Sunday 27 June the victim, a 17-year-old local boy, was riding his moped, blue Suzuki 110, along Palacefields Avenue with his friend on the back of the bike.
As the pair approached the bus stop near to Hanover Court they noticed three unknown men who were running towards them.
One of the men chased his friend, while the other two men threatened the victim and demanded that he handed over his moped.
The pair then rode off in the direction of the bus lane.
While no knives were seen during the incident, the men claimed to be armed.
The first suspect was described as a white man, of skinny build, around 5’ 6” tall, with short black curly hair and a moustache.
He had a local accent and was wearing dark clothing.
The second suspect was also a man, he was around 5’9” to 5’10” tall and of average build.
He was also wearing dark clothing along with a blue face mask .
Detective Constable Faye Taylor, from Runcorn Local Policing unit, said: “This investigation is in its early stages and we are committed to doing all we can to trace the people responsible.
“As part of our enquiries we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with any information which may aid our investigation.
“The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident.
“We’re also keen to hear from anyone who believes they know the whereabouts of the stolen bike.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire police on 101 quoting IML 1023795, or visit https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/.
Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.