Armed duo hits a Tesco store in Old Trafford


Two armed men held staff and customers at gunpoint during an armed robbery in Old Trafford.


At around 8.40pm on March 11th police were called to reports of an armed robbery at a Tesco store on Upper Chorlton Road.

A member of staff had left the store as he walked to his car he was approached by two men armed with a knife and suspected gun.

The duo ordered the man back in the store and demanded he open the tills.

One of the offenders proceeded to fill a large black bag with cash while the second robber held several members of staff and customers at gunpoint.

The robbers then fled in the direction of Tomlinson House on Upper Chorlton Road.

One offender is described as Asian, in his mid 30’s and approximately 5ft 8ins tall, both offenders were wearing gloves and had their faces covered with scarves.

Detective Constable Clare Robinson of GMP’s Trafford borough said: “This will have been an incredibly scary incident for both staff and customers of this store.

“No one should be made to fear for their life while carrying out their day-to-day shopping or while at their place of work.

“I appreciate this happened over a month ago, but if you witnessed this attack or have any information that could assist our enquiries then please contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7525, quoting incident number 20179 of 11/03/18 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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