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Man threatened with knife in Runcorn attempted robbery
9:02am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A MAN was lucky to escape after being threatened with a knife during an attempted robbery.
The 55-year-old victim was driving along the expressway slip road near to the junction with Castlefields Avenue when he was flagged down by a man and wound down the window.
The offender then threatened him with a knife and demanded his car in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Runcorn.
The victim managed to open his door and forced the offender backwards before driving away from the scene.
DC Stephen Deehan said: "Incidents of this nature are rare in Runcorn and we want to reassure members of the public that we are doing all we can to trace those responsible.
"Fortunately, the driver was not injured as a result of the incident but understandably he has been left very shaken as he was threatened with violence if he did not hand over his car.
"A number of enquiries are currently being carried out to try and identify who is responsible and I would urge anyone who has any information regarding the identity of the offender to contact us immediately."
The offender is described as white, in his late teens, around five foot six inches tall and of slim build. He had a pale complexion and sunken eyes, spoke with a Liverpool accent and was wearing a black tracksuit.
Enquiries are ongoing in a bid to trace the offender and officers are appealing to anyone with any information which might assist with their enquiries to come forward.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 31 of October 22 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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