ROBBERS snatched a cash box from a security guard outside a pet shop on a retail park and then made off in a getaway car.

Police are appealing for information following the incident, which happened on Thursday morning (August 26).

At around 11am officers received a report that a cash box had been stolen from a security guard outside Pets at Home in Cables Retail Park in Prescot.

It was reported "two males" approached the security guard and took the cash box before they made off in a black Audi S3 in an unknown direction.

It is believed there may have been two other people inside the vehicle also.

The suspects are described as around 5ft 11in tall and of medium build.

At the time of the incident, one of the males was wearing a grey hoody and grey trousers and one of the males was wearing a black jacket and cargo style trousers.

Both were wearing black scarves to cover their faces, black caps and black gloves.

Police say the security guard was uninjured but left shaken by the incident.

Witness accounts have established that an attempt was made to use the Audi, to break into the cash box on Laurus Road at around 11.02am.

The box was found and recovered at Scafell Walk at 1.43pm.

CCTV, forensic and witness enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

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Detective Sergeant Mark Lawrenson said: “Targeting someone going about their business in the community is disgraceful and we are determined to find the people responsible and bring them to justice.

“If you were in Cables Retail Park yesterday morning and witnessed the incident, saw anything suspicious, or witnessed a black Audi S3 making off from the area then please let us know.

“I would also ask for anyone who was on the car park of the retail park who has a dash cam to check it in case they captured anything significant. Any information you hold could be vital to our investigation.”