A security guard was robbed at the KFC drive-thru on Edge Lane. Just before 10am the guard was approached by a man in a balaclava, believed to have been carrying something in his hand, who demanded the cashbox.
The robber escaped with the cashbox in a silver Ford Kuga, which was found abandoned 20 minutes later in Carlton Lane, Stoneycroft.
A police spokesman said a short time later what is believed to be the empty cash box was found on the footpath at Three Butt Lane, West Derby. A man, who was working at a neighbouring business at the time of the robbery, told the ECHO: “I was inside when it happened, so I missed the actual robbery. But there was a large police response. Three police cars and a van I think. The police asked me did I see anything.
"They enquired about CCTV but we do not have cameras here. I heard a security guard was threatened and the robbers were in a silver car.” Staff at the restaurant declined to comment.
Detectives urged anyone who was at the KFC, or on Edge Lane, who may have witnessed the incident to contact them. The robber is described as a white male, of medium build and about 5ft 10in tall. He was wearing a balaclava and a black bubble type coat.
Detective Inspector Rachel Wilson from the Matrix Serious Organised Crime unit said: “This is a very busy fast food restaurant located on a major route in and out of the city and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or the car being driven away, to contact us.
“I would also appeal to anyone who may have seen the car being abandoned on Carlton Street, Stoneycroft, or a man carrying a suitcase in the area around Three Butt Lane, to come forward as information they have could be vital to our investigation and could be vital in helping us to find the person responsible.
”Forensic examinations are being carried out at the scene and house-to-house inquiries are underway.”
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