/ Staff and customer threatened during robbery

A man carrying a knife has threatened staff at a shop in Oldham.

At around 8.20pm on Tuesday 13 November 2012, a man walked into the Londis Post Office on Thornham Road, Shaw and walked up to the counter where a member of staff was working.

He demanded cash and threatened a customer, warning them not to try anything.

Money was given to him before he put it inside a bag and walked out.

No one was hurt.

The man is described as being white, in his mid 20s, of medium build, slightly smaller than average height, had a wide nose, very pale skin and had very short hair.  He was wearing a dark tracksuit top that was unzipped and had the hood up.  He wore a checked thin scarf, black gloves and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Constable Stewart Lindsay from Oldham CID said: “The shop worker and customer were going about their business when this man walked into the shop and threatened them.  Alongside the knife, he used harsh language to intimidate his victims before he took the money and ran.

“If you were near to the Post Office on the night of the robbery and either saw the man walk in or out of the building, we are keen to hear from you. “

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8951 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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