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Police were called around 11.40am today (Saturday 21 August 2021) to a report of an armed robbery at a Post Office on City Road, Wigan.
Officers attended and enquiries established a man had attended the premises and made threats towards staff with a firearm.
He subsequently fled the scene empty handed. It is believed he fled on foot down a nearby alleyway in the direction of Selkirk Grove.
Detectives have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
Detective Inspector Philip Housely of GMP's Wigan district, said: "Thankfully no one sustained any injuries during the ordeal but staff were understandably left incredibly shaken and upset.
"We've launched a full investigation to piece together the full circumstances and we're releasing an image of a man who we would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
"This incident occurred during the middle of the day so we're appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or saw anyone behaving suspiciously nearby to come forward and speak with police. "
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7094 or 101 quoting incident 1461 of 21/08/21. Details can also be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.