Merseyside Police detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a pub in Wirral.
At 12.35am on Monday, officers were called to The Harvest Mouse public house on Pensby Road, Heswall, after reports that three males had entered the premises, demanding cash.
All the men had their faces covered with scarves. Two were dressed in black and one was wearing a blue jacket. It is believed they may have been armed with a shotgun.
The men stole cash, which was placed into an orange Sainsbury’s bag, before making their escape over a rear wall of the pub towards Irby Road.
No customers were in the premises at the time. Three members of staff were present. No-one was injured but all were left badly shaken by their ordeal.
An investigation is currently underway and CCTV and house-to-house enquiries are ongoing in the local area.
Detective Inspector Mike Dalton said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Pensby Road who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously, either earlier in the evening or around the time of the robbery, to contact us.
“None of the members of staff were injured during this incident but were understandably left shaken up by their ordeal and I want to reassure the community that we are committed to finding the people responsible for committing this crime and bringing them to justice.
“I would appeal to anyone who believes they have any information which could assist with the investigation to contact us on 0151 777 2263 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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