Masked bike rob­bery gang fled with scooter

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page - BY OLIVER CLAY oliver.clay@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @Oliv­erClayRWWN

CHESHIRE po­lice are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic af­ter a rob­bery in Run­corn.

At around 10.40pm on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber, 3, a 19 year old man was rid­ing his black Bee­line Pista 125cc scooter near to The Old Trans­porter pub at The Croft when he was ap­proached by five males.

One of them nudged him off the scooter and while the vic­tim was off the bike, one of the men got on it and rode off to­wards the sub­way that leads to Hal­ton Brook and Hal­ton Brow.

The of­fender was fol­lowed by the rest of the group of males, who were all on bikes.

The group were all wear­ing dark cloth­ing and had their faces cov­ered.

One of them was rid­ing a white moped and an­other was on a dirt-style bike.

En­quiries into the in­ci­dent are on­go­ing and de­tec­tives are urg­ing any­one who wit­nessed the rob­bert or thinks they may have any in­for­ma­tion or CCTV or dash­cam footage to get in touch. They are also keen to speak to any­one who be­lieves they may know who the of­fend­ers are or have in­forma- tion re­gard­ing the where­abouts of the stolen scooter.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Nathaniel Walkowiak said: “The vic­tim has un­der­stand­ably been left shaken up by this fright­en­ing in­ci­dent.

“We are de­ter­mined to iden­tity the of­fend­ers and make them face the con­se­quences of their ac­tions, as well as to re­cover the stolen scooter.

“En­quiries are on­go­ing and I urge any­one with any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent, the of­fend­ers or the stolen scooter to come for­ward.

“We are also keen to speak to any­one who be­lieves they may have CCTV or dash­cam footage of the of­fend­ers.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that may help de­tec­tives with their in­ves­ti­ga­tion should call Cheshire po­lice on 101, quot­ing IML 202418, give the de­tails via https://cheshire. po­lice. uk/ con­tact/ gen­eral-en­quiries or con­tact Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

To sub­mit dash­cam footage go to www.cheshire.po­lice.uk/ad­vice-and­sup­port/roads-and-ve­hi­cle-safety/sub­mit­dash­cam-footage

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