Detectives issue further appeal for information after ram raid in Southport

24th November 2017

Merseyside Police detectives investigating a robbery at a jewellers in Southport are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

At around 4.40pm yesterday (Thursday, 23 November), officers and MFRS attended a report of a robbery on Lord Street, in which a Landrover Defender vehicle is reported to have rammed the premises before watches and jewellery were stolen. No persons were injured in the incident. Detectives are appealing for any witnesses and anyone offered watches or jewellery to get in touch urgently.

Detective Inspector Robbie Moss said: ‘’At this early stage of the investigation we are looking for any information on the movements of a convoy of vehicles before, during and after this brazen robbery. We believe that the Landrover Defender and three motorbikes came onto Lord Street from Bold Street before carrying out the offence, which would have been frightening to witness. If you were passing on foot or in a vehicle, and have any images, video or dashcam footage, get in touch as any small piece of evidence could be crucial to identifying those responsible and putting them before the courts.

“Likewise, if any individuals or businesses have been offered jewellery or watches in the Southport or surrounding areas since yesterday and have any suspicions as to their origin, do the right thing and get in contact.

“This robbery happened at a busy time on a main street, so we are also hopeful that in addition to CCTV and witnesses, we may also find people who saw the motorbikes making off down Lord Street and turning onto Duke Street after the offence. If you saw three bikes being ridden at speed, dumped or stored elsewhere, let us know.”

Anyone with information, mobile phone footage or dash-cam footage is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.