Merseyside Police is investigating after a robbery at a shop in Birkdale on Tuesday night (August 26th).

Patrols were called to the Spar in Liverpool Road at 10.40pm after receiving a call from staff reporting a robbery.

On arrival officers found two members of staff who were shaken but uninjured.

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They had locked the front door of the shop and were cashing up in the rear office when up to four males in balaclavas forced the front door open and entered the shop.

Once inside, several of the offenders stole cigarettes from behind the counter while another tried to gain entry to the office. A small bag containing a small amount of cash was stolen.

One of the shop assistants called the police and the offenders fled. One of them is believed to have been in possession of a crowbar which was used to force open the front door.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or any suspicious activity outside the Spar shop either just before or after 10.30pm.

In particular they are keen to hear from anyone who saw a white-coloured car leaving Liverpool Road in the direction of Ainsdale.

Call Sefton CID’s burglary and robbery unit on 0151 777 3811 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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