/ Masked thieves smashed a shop window during a robbery

Masked thieves smashed through a shop window during a robbery in Salford.

Shortly after 6am on Tuesday 17 October 2017, police were called to reports of a robbery at McColls in Little Hulton.

Two men forced an entry to the shop by using a street grid to smash through the window before proceeding to threaten staff.

The duo fled with cash and bottle of spirits in a dark coloured BMW which was later recovered on Hilton Lane, Walkden.

One offender was wearing a blue and green North Face jacket with dark tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers.

The other thief was wearing a green jacket with a black scarf, dark blue trousers and blue and white trainers.

Both men wore balaclavas to conceal their identity.

Detective Sergeant James Harris, of GMP’s Salford borough, said: “This was a brazen attack in the early hours of the morning that has left the employees extremely shaken.

“Thankfully no-one was injured, but that doesn’t excuse the ordeal that the victims were subjected to when they were in their place of work.

“I would urge anyone that was in the area at the time of the robbery that thinks they might have seen anything that could help our investigation to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 268 of 17/10/17 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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