Appeal following Ellesmere Port Robbery Date published: 4th October 2016 12.11pm

Ellesmere Port officers are appealing for information following a robbery on Whitby Road.

At approximately 9.55pm on Friday 30 September the victim, a local man, was using a cash machine outside HSBC on Whitby Road when he was approached from behind by an unknown man.

The man threatened the victim with a bladed item and demanded that he withdrew £200. The victim complied with the offenders demand and handed over the money, the offender then fled the scene.

The offender is described as a white man, early 30’s, of slim athletic build, approximately 5’11 inches tall with facial stubble. At the time of the incident the man was wearing a dark track suit bottoms and a matching top, he also had a dark beany style hat which had a single white band running around it. 

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Kevin Cooper said: “This was a serious incident and I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and believes they may have witnessed anything suspicious.

“Although this incident occurred at night, Whitby Road is a busy road and I believe that there would have been people in the area at the time of the incident that could hold vital information.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1085 of 30/9/2016. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.