Appeal after woman robbed at knifepoint.

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was the victim of a robbery in Skelmersdale yesterday (28th May 2013)

At around 9:35am, the woman, who was working in the area, was walking along Elmridge when she was approached by two men.

One of the men pulled out what appeared to be a large knife and demanded that the woman hand over her bag. She gave them the bag and the two men ran from the scene towards Hillside Primary School.

The men have been described as being of slim build and between five feet four inches tall and five feet six inches tall. Only of one the males spoke, with what is described as a local, Skelmersdale accent. Both were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.

DC Derek Wallace, investigating the robbery, said; “Fortunately, the victim was not physically injured, however she has understandably been left extremely shaken by the incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time to come forward if they have any information at all that they think could assist our investigation.

“Given the time of day, there will have been a number of people in and around the area who may have seen the suspects running from the scene or maybe acting suspiciously for example, changing clothing or carrying a ladies handbag – If anyone thinks they have seen anything, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, I would urge them to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number LC-20130528-0248. Or alternatively speak to your local Neighbourhood Police Teams or any Police Community Support Officer.



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