Search media releases

Witness appeal launched following violent robbery – Prescott, Merseyside



View | Download (JPG - 14 KB)
Detectives from British Transport Police are launching an urgent appeal following a violent robbery at Prescott station car park yesterday afternoon (28/01). 

At approximately 2.45pm a man dressed in all black, with gloves and wearing a balaclava approached a G4S worker, who was transiting cash. Armed with a hammer, the man threatened the G4S worker and stole a quantity of cash. 

The assailant then sped away in a silver VW Polo, driven by another unknown man. Officers are today appealing for witnesses to get in touch as a matter of urgency. 

The man is described as being white, aged in his twenties, of slim build and approximately 5ft 10ins tall. 

DI Granville Sellers from BTP, said: “This was an audacious robbery in broad daylight and we have a number of active lines of enquiry underway. This includes seizing any CCTV evidence as well as speaking with witnesses who saw what happened. 

“That is why I am today urging anyone who was at Prescott station yesterday afternoon and saw what happened to get in touch. Likewise, if you saw a silver VW Polo speeding away from the area, or if you have any dashcam footage, please contact BTP. You might hold information which could help us investigate.”

You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 305 of 28/01/2019. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.   

Share release