Police appeal after two robberies in Ellesmere Port Date published: 13th February 2019 2.20pm

Officers from Ellesmere Port CID are appealing for witnesses to two robberies in the town on Friday.

The first incident happened on Gawsworth Road, opposite the junction of Thelwall Road, between 6pm and 7pm on Friday 8 February.

The victim, a 31-year-old man, was approached from behind by two men who attacked him by punching and pushing him to the ground. They then stole his wallet.

Both of the men were wearing casual sports type clothing and one of the males was about 5’8”.

The second incident happened on Sutton Way between 10pm and 10.30pm. The victim, a 29-year-old man, was threatened at knifepoint by a man who stole his hoody containing his wallet and tobacco.

Detective Constable Nadine Sturgess said: “These robberies took place quite close together and at a similar time so there is a potential that they are linked, although we are pursuing all lines in inquiry at the moment.

“If you have any information about the first incident please call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML 316608. If you have information about the second incident please quote incident number IML 316764.”

Alternatively you can use our website via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/