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  • Teenager has his moped stolen and is threatened with knife during robbery

    Henry James

    POLICE are appealing for information after a teenager was threatened with a knife and had his moped stolen following a robbery in Skelmersdale on Tuesday, November 6.

    Officers received a report that at around 3pm hours the victim – a 16 year old boy - was walking in the subway between Ormskirk Road, Skelmersdale and Chequer Lane, Up Holland when he was approached by two men.

    The men made off on the moped together towards Chequer Lane, Up Holland.

    Police are appealing for information.

    Constable Kate Molloy of Skelmersdale CID, said: “We’re urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or two men acting suspiciously in the subway yesterday, to come forward.

    “Luckily the victim wasn’t injured but this has understandably shaken him up.”

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody.

    Anyone with information can contact Skelmersdale CID on 01695 566165 quoting log number 842 of November 6.

    Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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