A MAN armed with a machete threatened staff during an attempted robbery in Parr, yesterday afternoon

He targeted Schooner Wine on Concourse Way, Parr at around 2pm on Monday, September 14.

Police were called to reports of a man in possession of a machete demanding money.

The man made off empty-handed.

No injuries were sustained and the investigation is ongoing, say police.

Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: "Although thankfully nothing was taken and no injuries were sustained, this will have been a distressing experience for the shopkeeper, who was nonetheless brave and quick to call police.

"To threaten those making a living in our communities is despicable, and we will take positive action to remove the person responsible from the streets, and see that they face justice.

"If you were on Concourse Way around 2pm and either saw anything, or live locally or were passing and have CCTV or dashcam, please come forward."

Pass information via on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 20000556015.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.