Jason Gibney, 43, of Grantham Close charged with the ladbrokes robbery

Merseyside Police can confirm a 43-year-old man from Birkdale has been charged in relation to a robbery at Ladbrokes on Bedford Road, Birkdale on Thursday, 7 May.Jason Gibney, 43, of Grantham Close, Birkdale has been charged with robbery and remanded in custody to appear in Bootle Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

Armed robbery Ladbrokes Birkdale – UPDATE – Man has been arrested

Detectives investigating a robbery in Birkdale arrested a 43-year-old man from Birkdale on suspicion of robbery yesterday evening (Monday, 11 May).

He has been taken to a police station on Merseyside where he will be interviewed by detectives.


Original story

Birkdale on lockdown following armed robbery

Ladbrokes on Bedford road was held up at gunpoint this morning at around 10am, Thursday 7 May 2015.

A witness said:

“We heard screaming from the shop and we knew something was wrong.

The armed robber then made off through Bedford Park and through the Lyndhurst road entry to the park”.

Police are also searching Bedford park for evidence.

The armed robber is described as male, 35-40 year old, dark brown hair, glasses, 6.2”.


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