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Merseyside Police has stepped up patrols to reassure people after a robbery and two attempted robberies on the same road in Aintree this month, February 2014.

During the first incident on Wednesday, 19 February, officers were called to Heysham Road at around 6pm by a 14-year-old boy reporting he’d been with a friend on scooters by the railway bridge when they saw a group of youths. One of them approached the boy, threatened him with what he believed to be a shotgun and demanded his phone.

The boy handed over his mobile, described as a black Apple I-Phone 4 16GB.   Three days later, on Saturday, 22 February, a man and a woman reported that they had just come out of a cash and carry on Heysham Road at around 3.30pm when they were stopped by a youth armed with what appeared to them to be an air rifle.

He demanded the woman’s phone but the couple kept walking to the main road and the offender eventually left empty handed.

Around two hours later, at 5.30pm, patrols were called to the same area by two women reporting that they had been walking under the railway bridge when they were approached by a youth carrying what’s believed to be a crowbar.   He threatened them and demanded one of their phones and the contents of her handbag, but the women managed to get to a busier part of the road and the offender ran off empty handed.

Enquiries into all three incidents are continuing and a number of CCTV opportunities are now being explored. High visibility patrols throughout the area have also been stepped up.   In each case, the offender is believed to be white, around 16-years-old, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 9in tall and spoke with a Liverpool accent. Two of the victims described the offender as wearing a royal blue jacket and dark trousers.

Detective Inspector Andy Black, Sefton CID, said: “I want to take this opportunity to reassure people in Aintree that we are doing everything we can to arrest the person or people responsible and bring them to justice.   “Our investigations are continuing, but at this stage we believe all three incidents are linked.

“I would appeal to people who may have seen anything suspicious in the Heysham Road area over the last week, or recognise the descriptions of the offenders, to get in touch with us. We will act on all the information we receive.”   Anyone with information can call detectives in Sefton CID on 0151 777 3833 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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