CCTV after armed robber targets Southport pensioner

23rd May 2018

CCTV after armed robber targets Southport pensioner

Detectives have released CCTV of a man they wish to speak with following a robbery in Southport on Friday, 11 May.

At around 7pm, a 75-year-old woman was at an address in Lime Street, when a man knocked on the door. When she answered, the man entered the house brandishing a kitchen knife. He demanded the woman hand over cash before making off on foot with a small quantity of cash and two packets of cigarettes.

The woman was uninjured but has been left shaken by her ordeal.

Southport robbery

Detective Constable Donna Oakley said: “While the woman was uninjured, this must have been extremely frightening and upsetting for her to have someone come into her home and threaten her in this way.

“We are particularly keen to speak to the man pictured or anyone who recognises him as he may be able to assist with our investigation.”

CCTV from the area has been examined and house to house enquiries carried out.

Detectives would urge anyone who recognises this man, or the man himself to contact @MerPolCC or 101.