/ McColls shop robbed in Hulme

Police are appealing for information after a man wearing a dress robbed a shop in Hulme.

At around 9.30pm on Monday 25 September 2017, police were called to reports of a robbery on Stretford Road.

Two men had entered the McColls shop and threatened three assistants with a knife.

They forced the staff to open the safe, taking money from inside before emptying the cash registers in the shop.

The offenders have then fled the shop through the back door.

One of the offenders is described as a black man of a medium build, around 5ft6in tall wearing a black dress and a yellow and purple silk scarf, which he used to cover his face.

The other man is described as an athletic black man, around 6ft tall, wearing a grey hoody, grey tracksuit bottoms and red trainers.

Detective Inspector Gary Smith of GMP’s City of Manchester Borough, said: “These men showed a complete disregard for the people who were simply doing their job, when they used knives to threaten and steal money from the shop.

“It must have been a terrifying experience for them to be met by these two men who set out to take the money using whatever means they could.

“I’m urging anyone who recognises the description of the two men, or saw something that could help with our enquiries, to please get in touch and share what you know.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4402 or 101, quoting incident number 2215 of 25/09/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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