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Shortly before 6.20pm on Monday 17 January 2022, police were called to reports of an armed robbery at a post office on Lapwing Lane, Manchester.
Enquiries have established that three men - who were wearing balaclavas and wielding hammers - forced entry into the post office before making off with the safe which contained a quantity of cash.
Luckily no-one was injured however significant damage was caused to the front of the shop.
The men made off in a white van which has since been recovered. It is believed that there could also have been a dark vehicle driving in tandem with the van.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Inspector Lee Barrow, of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "This was a carefully planned crime with the offenders coming equipped.
"Although no-one was injured, this was a terrifying incident, and a staff member was left incredibly shaken. We are following all available lines of enquiry to identity those responsible.
"If anyone has information or any dashcam footage of the two vehicles that could help police in their investigation please do not hesitate to contact us."
Anyone with information can contact police on 01618566063, quoting incident number 2286 of 17/01/22.
Reports can also be anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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