Police appeal for information after an armed robbery at a Tesco store in Whalley Range

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery in Whalley Range.

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Shortly before 6.30am on November 26, two unknown offenders armed with a hammer and a metal bar threatened and assaulted and injured a member of staff at Tesco on Withington Road, Whalley Range.

The offenders stole a grey BMW at the scene and left with a quantity of cash.

One is described as black, wearing dark clothing and a pink face covering. He was carrying hammer.

The other is described as white, of skinny build and was wearing a grey track suit with a hood and a black balaclava and blue adidas trainers. He was carrying metal bar.

One of the offenders referred to the other as ‘Neil’.

Detective Constable Steven Lowton of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “This was a terrifying incident for the staff member and we are thankful they were not more seriously injured.

“Were you in the area at the time of the offence? Perhaps you saw the stolen car in the area shortly afterwards, or have information that can assist our enquiries.

“If you do – don’t hesitate to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call DC Steven Lowton on 0161 856 6198/6151 quoting incident 293 of 26/11/2018 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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