TWO men have been charged over an armed robbery in Prenton.
Wayne Jackson, 39, of Newport Close, Prenton, and Sean Flaherty, 25, of Carr Bridge Road, Birkenhead, were both charged last night with robbery, possession of imitation firearm whilst committing an offence and possession of a knife in public place.
A 23-year-old man who was also arrested has been released without charge.
Officers struck after the armed robbery at McColl’s newsagent in Holmlands Drive, Prenton.
The offenders, who were armed with two knives and a gun, entered the store at 9.15pm on Wednesday night and threatened staff before fleeing with cash and cigarettes.
But plain-clothed officers investigating a series of armed robberies in Wirral were waiting outside.
They spotted them in the act and chased them on foot.
Staff from McColl’s were not injured in the raid but were left “very shaken”.
Anyone with information call police on 0151-777 5699 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.