Woman hurt trying to fight off robbers in pub
A WOMAN was injured after trying to fight off robbers who broke into a pub and fled with thousands of pounds in cash.
Three men forced their way into The Bromborough, on Bromborough Village Road, Wirral, just after 9am on Wednesday.
As they searched the pub they confronted two women, the manageress and a cleaner.
After getting into a struggle with one of the robbers, the manageress was left with injuries to her back and arm.
Neither woman was seriously injured, but police said both were left shaken following their ordeal.
The three men then fled with between £2,000 and £4,000, understood to have been taken from a safe, before running off along Spital Road in the direction of Croft Road.
Neighbourhood police patrols of the area have now been increased in a bid to reassure concerned villagers.
Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to over the raid as part of an appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
Detectives believe the man pictured could help them with their enquiries and have urged him or anyone who recognises him to contact them.
Two of the men involved in the robbery are described as speaking with foreign accents.
The first was white, 5ft 10 ins tall and medium build with short fair hair and a chubby face.
He was wearing a beige baseball cap and a beige jacket.
The second was 5ft 9ins tall, medium build with olive skin, short dark hair and was wearing a navy blue tracksuit.
The third man was wearing dark coloured clothing.
DC John Walton, of Merseyside Police, said: “We are absolutely determined to find these offenders so they cannot commit further crimes.
“But we need the public's help in piecing together what happened before and after they committed this crime.
“Bromborough Village Road is a busy thoroughfare and I would appeal for people to cast their minds back and if they were out and about at that time and think they saw anything that in hindsight seems suspicious, to contact us with that information.
“I'd also like to reassure people that incidents like this are thankfully very rare and neighbourhood officers will be patrolling this area.
“Information that seems trivial to them may turn out to be crucial for us in catching these men.”
Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has information about the robbery can call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.