Armed robber overturns car after Flannels raid
A MAN was arrested following an armed robbery at a Southport fashion store which ended with a car overturning into a front garden.
Officers were called to reports of a robbery in progress at Flannels, Tulketh Street, at around 3.15pm on Tuesday, May 29, where a man was said to be in possession of a gun.
Staff at the high-end shop, who were distressed but uninjured, said that the man stole a selection of goods before running away.
He then drove off in a black Ford Fiesta Zetec down Wesley Street. Following inquiries, police identified the car and it was found to have crashed into the garden wall of a house in Lady Green Court, Victoria Road, Ince Blundell.
A man was seen running from the vehicle. A 20-year-old man from Anfield was later arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been taken into custody for questioning.
A suspected imitation firearm and suspected stolen property have been recovered from the car, which will continue to be examined.
Det Insp Tony O’Brien said: “We believe there were members of the public in the shop who may have witnessed the incident, and we are keen to speak to all of them.
“Additionally, if you saw a car matching this description being driven at speed in the areas, let us know and pass on any dashcam footage, which may be vital to the investigation.”
Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact @ MerPolCC, call 101 quoting incident number 764, or @ CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555111 anonymously.
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