Police Appeal after Prescot Taxi Cab Office Robbery

By on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

merseyside-police-logoMerseyside Police is appealing for help from the public after a robbery at a taxi office in Prescot.

Just after 3.25pm today (Tuesday, 26 July) officers were called to All Black Cabs, Ltd, at 17 Warrington Road, by a member of the public to a report that two males had threatened a member of staff inside the premises, demanding cash.

The males were given a quantity of cash before they left the scene on an orange off-road motorbike along Wycherley Street.

Both males wore motorcycle helmets and protective clothing.

No-one was injured during the incident.

Officers are in attendance at the scene and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out. CCTV opportunities are also being explored.

An investigation into the full circumstances surrounding this incident is continuing.

Detective Sergeant Tom Clarke said: “Thankfully incidents of this nature are few and far between in Prescot and no-one was injured, but staff at the taxi office were left shaken by what happened.

“The force is absolutely determined to crack down on business robberies across Merseyside and we are continuing to run a range of proactive initiatives to help them improve security.

“I can reassure people we are doing everything we can to trace and arrest those involved. I would urge anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously before or after the incident near All Black Cabs to get in touch.

“Warrington Road is a busy road and I would urge anybody who was out and about there this afternoon to think if anything they saw at around 3.25pm seems suspicious in hindsight.”

Anyone with information can call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6013 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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