Two men are in custody after threatening a shop worker with a knife in Irlam.
Shortly after 8am this morning (Saturday 6 July 2019), police were called to Irlam News and Wine shop on Liverpool Road, Irlam.
It was reported that two men had taken four large bottles of beer from the shop’s fridge and tried to leave the store without paying.
When they were asked to pay for their items, the men pulled a knife out and threatened the shop worker with it.
They then ran away from the shop but were detained by officers less than 30 minutes later.
The men, aged 18 and 24, remain in custody on suspicion of robbery.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Packer of GMP’s Salford District, said: “Weapons have never and will never be welcome on our streets and neither will those who think it is acceptable to carry them.
“By carrying a knife, they are not only putting themselves at risk but innocent members of the public who have families to go home to.
“We have two people in custody but our investigation is very much continuing so you may see local officers in the area, carrying out their enquiries and gathering witness accounts.
“If you know someone who carries a knife, please tell us. Preventing violent crime is so important but we can only do so with your help.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1319 quoting reference number 700 of 05/07/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.