Liverpool bakery targeted by armed robbers


Armed robbers have struck at a branch of Greggs bakery in Liverpool.

Two men, armed with a baseball bat and a hammer, burst into the shop in County Road in Walton just before 1700 GMT on Saturday.

Three women staff members were forced to the back of the shop before the manager was ordered to open the safe.

Police said the men made off with a large amount of cash in the direction of Winslow Road. Dog patrols searched the area but did not find the robbers.

Lump hammer

The shop workers, aged 50, 23 and 19, were left uninjured but shaken.

The first offender is described as a white man, about 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall and of slim build.

He was dressed in black clothing, possibly a tracksuit, and had his face covered. He was carrying a pale-coloured wooden baseball bat.

The second offender was also a white man but taller than his accomplice and was wearing a cream-coloured coat and a red scarf over his face.

He was carrying a black bag containing a lump hammer.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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