A MAN was threatened by robbers with a sharp implement at an ATM machine.

He was told to hand over his car keys, mobile phone and cash while a sharp implement was pressed into his back.

The mobile phone was found at the Texaco Service Station on Leigh Road in Leigh around 45 minutes after the incident.

Detectives have issued CCTV stills of two men they believe could assist enquiries following the robbery at the Four Acre Shopping Estate in Clock Face, St Helens on Saturday, June 30.

Officers were called to the car park at the estate at 4am following reports that a man had been threatened by two offenders while withdrawing cash from an ATM.

After the robbery, offenders then drove away in the victim's blue Ford Fiesta car, which was later found damaged and abandoned on Wigan Road, Billinge. It has been recovered for forensic examination.

It is believed the offenders got a taxi from Wigan Road to Devon Street, St Helens, where they then ran from the taxi.

The victim was not injured but was left extremely shaken by the incident.

An investigation was launched and house to house, forensic and CCTV enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Constable Roy Waller said: "I would appeal to the men in these images, or anyone who recognises them, to contact us.

"This was a very shocking incident for the victim and is clearly completely unacceptable. I would urge the local community to come forward and help us to catch the people responsible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 18200135688 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.