Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Man wearing red dress robbed sex shop at gunpoint

A gunman wearing a red dress and wig who carried out an armed robbery at a sex shop in Liverpool is being sought by police. The robber who was also wearing a grey cap and white gloves struck at adult store Nice’n’Naughty in the city centre at 5.40pm on Sunday.

The man brandished a black handgun, which was used to threaten a member of staff. Following a brief struggle, the man snatched money from the counter before leaving the shop. Now police have issued CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to following the raid.

Detective Inspector Steve McGrath from Liverpool CID said: "We are keen to speak with the man pictured to assist us in our enquiries. The staff at the shop were thankfully unhurt but understandably distressed to be threatened with what had the appearance of a firearm, regardless of whether it was real or fake.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw a man dressed as described and acting suspiciously to contact police at once. We have spoken with the owners and staff to offer reassurance but I want to assure all businesses that we will do everything possible to identify this offender and bring him to justice, and ensure Liverpool City Centre is a safe place to live, work and visit."

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