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Masked thug threatened women in parking garage elevators and tried to rob them

A masked thug threatened and tried to rob two women in a downtown parking elevator.

The victims entered the elevator in Hanover Street Q Park on Gradwell Street shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday when a man got in and threatened them.

He demanded cash and phones from the women who valiantly refused to hand them over.

The attempted robber then had to flee the elevator empty-handed towards the Merseyside Police Department

In a statement, a Merseyside police spokesman said: “We are requesting information following an attempted robbery on Hanover Street this afternoon (Wednesday June 9th).

“At around 1:15 pm, we received a message that a man had threatened two women in the elevator at Q Park, Liverpool One.

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“The man is said to have asked the victims for money and cell phones and, when they refused, ran away on foot towards Gradwell Street.

“No injuries were reported.

“The police are currently on the scene while video surveillance, witness and forensic investigations are in progress.”

The suspect is described as a white man, about six feet tall, thin, and wearing a black hoodie, black tracksuit and face mask.

Anyone who has any clues is asked to report to the police.

Chief Inspector Gary O’Rourke said, “We are in the early stages of an investigation into an attempted robbery in Q Park this afternoon.

“Although the two victims were not injured, this incident will have been very shocking for them and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

“This is a very busy area and we ask anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious in the Hannoverstrasse area this afternoon or has seen a man who matches the description of the suspect to contact us.

“Any information you have could be critical to our investigation.”

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Merseyside Police Social Media Desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook “Merseyside Police Contact Center”.

You can also call 101 with incident number 21000402973 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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