Man in red dress and wig holds up Liverpool sex shop

Man wanted in connection with the armed robbery Image copyright PA
Image caption Staff reported the man made off with cash from the counter

A man who staged an armed robbery in a sex shop while wearing a red dress and wig is being sought by police.

Staff at Naughty 'n' Nice in Liverpool said they were threatened with what appeared to be a black handgun before the man stole cash from the counter.

Police said staff at the Colquitt Street store reported the robber left the shop after a brief struggle at 17:40 BST.

Police have issued CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with the incident.

The suspect was described as wearing a red dress, wig, grey cap and white gloves.

Det Insp Steve McGrath from Merseyside Police said: "The staff at the shop were thankfully unhurt but understandably distressed to be threatened with what had the appearance of a firearm, regardless of whether it was real or fake.

"I would appeal to anyone in the Colquitt Street area who saw a man dressed as described and acting suspiciously to contact police."

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