Police hunt knife-wielding robber

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Police are chasing an armed robber who threatened a shopkeeper with two knives.

A masked man targeted the MNS Late Shop in Cooper Street shortly before 7.30pm on Wednesday, November 19.

Detectives say the robber threatened the owner with two knives and demanded cash before making off in the direction of North Road with cash from the till.

DI Martin Earl said: “This ordeal left the gentlemen in the shop extremely shaken and we’re asking anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have seen something or knows anything about this incident to contact police.”

Anyone with information can call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6807 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.