Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a mum pushing a pram and holding the hand of her four year-old daughter was attacked and robbed in broad daylight.
The victim was walking along Orwell Road in Kirkdale in Liverpool when she was attacked by two men. In front of her 10 month-old baby and four year-old daughter, they tore a watch from her wrist and attempted to wrestle a ring from her finger.
Two motorists stopped their vehicles to assist and police are keen to speak to these vital witnesses. One is a taxi driver and the other was driving a people carrier.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Kameen, who is heading up the attack, said: “We know that the woman was helped by two people who both stopped to help her but left the scene before officers could speak to them. One is believed to be a taxi driver and the other was a woman who was driving a light blue Renault Scenic people carrier.
“I’d like to thank both those people for their actions and urge them to come forward and speak to us as soon as they can. We believe they may have information which could be vital for our enquiries and we are very keen to make contact with them.”
The police said that Jonathan Gordon, 27, of Lunesdale Avenue, Aintree, and John Joseph Laffey, 20, of Neston Street, Kirkdale have both been charged with robbery and remanded into custody.
Police have asked anyone with any information to contact them at the Liverpool North dedicated Burglary and Robbery Team on 0151 777 4840 or via the 101 number, quoting reference 0514164504. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.