Appeal to find man who could help police after newsagents robbed

Police have appealed for helping in tracing a man they believe can help with their investigation into a robbery.

At around 3pm on Monday, January 10 a member of staff is reported to have been assaulted by a man at News Factor on The Esplanade in Bootle.

The man then stole a quantity of cash.

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Police officers believe Alexander Porter, 42, who is from Bootle himself, may be able to assist police with their enquiries.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: "Officers investigating a robbery are appealing for help in tracing a man they would like to speak to.

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"At around 3pm on Monday 10th January a member of staff was assaulted by a male at News Factor on The Esplandade, Bootle, who then stole a quantity of cash.

"Officers believe that 42 year-old Alexander Porter, who is from the Bootle area, may be able to assist them with their enquiries

"Extensive enquiries have been carried out to locate him.

"He is described as a white male, 5ft 8in tall, of slim build with brown hair and green eyes."

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has seen anyone fitting his description is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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