Police have released CCTV following a robbery on Dayhulme East in Stretford.
Officers are appealing for information after a Newsagent was robbed on Davyhulme Road East in Stretford.
At around 6.50am on Thursday 14 February 2019, three men entered the shop and stole a quantity of cigarettes.
During the robbery the victim – a man in his 50s – was sprayed with a fire extinguisher.
The offenders fled on foot with a number of packets of cigarettes
One man is described as black with large afro black hair. He was wearing a black North Face jacket with fur on the hood and a dark hoodie underneath. He also wore black tracksuit bottoms with light and dark coloured trainers.
The second man was white, with a large build. He was described as wearing dark clothing.
The third man wore a grey hooded jumper with a black coat over the top. He is described as wearing grey tracksuit bottoms.
Detective Constable Clare Greevy, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “This was a cowardly crime whereby an innocent member of the public was subject to a horrific ordeal – simply while trying to make an honest living.
“I would ask the public to take a good look at the CCTV and get in touch with police if you have any information that they think could assist our enquiries.”
Anyone who has any information about the robbery should call police on 0161 856 7544 quoting incident number 292 of 140219
Details can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.