CCTV appeal after SMAKUS STORE robbery

Merseyside Police are issuing CCTV images of two men we wish to speak to in connection with a burglary at a Southport convenience store in March.

Intruders broke into the Smakus store on Virginia Street overnight on Thursday March 9 and stole beer and spirits from the premises.

The shop had been securely closed for the night by its owner at 8pm and the theft was discovered when he opened for business the following morning.

The shop is protected by CCTV cameras to the front, rear and side of the premises and following extensive enquiries footage was identified of two males police now want to speak to. Both are believed to be in their 50s.

Detective Inspector Robbie Moss said: “This is high quality CCTV and we are keen to speak with the men pictured to assist us in our enquiries. “If anybody believes they know who these people are we would like to hear from them.

At the same time we would like information from anybody who witnessed suspicious activity around the area of the Smakus store at the time of the offence.

“I want to assure all businesses that we do everything possible to identify offenders who targeted businesses and bring them to justice, and ensure that Southport remains a safe place to live, work and visit.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police direct on 0151 777 3846 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.