/ Investigation launched after machete robbery in Salford

An investigation has been launched after a man pulled a machete from his clothes and threatened staff at a Salford petrol station.

 

At around 7.25pm on Thursday 16 November 2017, police received a report that an armed robbery had taken place at Roked Filling Station on Wellington Road, Eccles.

 

It was reported to officers that a man had entered the petrol station and pulled a large machete from his clothing as he marched towards staff behind the counter.

 

He demanded the staff open the till before making off with a small amount of cash.

 

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

 

Detective Constable Dave Cupitt of GMP’s Salford Borough, said: “The sheer fear the staff in the shop were subjected to is absolutely unacceptable, and all for a handful of notes.

 

“Please get in touch with us if you saw anything or know anything.

 

“No-one should be put through the horror of this kind of thing at any time and definitely not when they’re at work, innocently earning a living.”

 

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5049 quoting reference number 1871 of 16/11/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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