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Information appeal made after knifepoint robbery in Skelmersdale

An appeal for information has been made by police following a knifepoint robbery in Skelmersdale. The victims, who were a local girl, aged 15 and a boy aged 18, were approached by a man close to the travelling fair near to the ASDA store at some time between 6.45pm and 7.05pm on April 23rd.

They were threatened at knifepoint and were asked for their mobile phones, which they handed over. The offender then handed back one phone before they made off with the second phone in the direction of Northway. The second phone was later found discarded on Inglewhite, close to the park area. Both of the phones were iPhone 5cs.

The offender has been described as being a white male, aged 19-21, he was 6ft tall and had a slim build. He had a pale complexion and a slim long face and close shaven light brown hair. He was wearing a royal blue pullover hoody with large white block writing on the bottom half, black tracksuit bottoms and Adidas ZX 50 trainers in cream. He spoke with a local accent.

DC Kate Ellison, of South CID at Skelmersdale, said ‘This must have been a very scary experience for these two youngsters and thankfully they were not hurt. I would appeal for anyone with information or who recognises the description of the offender to get in touch.’

Anybody who has got any information can contact police on 101 quoting log number 1184 of April 23rd.

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