Detectives release CCTV images following armed robbery in Wigan
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Police have released CCTV images of three men they wish to speak to following an armed robbery that took place at an Off Licence on Spa Road, Atherton.
Officers were called at around 7pm on Saturday 24 December 2022 to reports of an armed robbery.
Officers arrived and initial enquiries established that a group of men had entered an off-license store, one armed with what is believed to be a firearm and proceeded to threaten staff. Cigarettes, tobacco and cash were stolen with a value of £2280.
An investigation is underway, and detectives are appealing to the public to come forward with any information they may have about the incident.
Detective Constable Phillip Kelley, of GMP’s Wigan division, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for staff members inside the shop and, despite there being no injuries as a result of the incident, it has understandably left those involved shaken up by the ordeal.
“No arrests have been made and extensive work is being done by investigators who are trawling through CCTV and speaking to witnesses.”
“So far we have spoken to a number of people, and we are keen to ensure that everyone who was in the area on around the time, and who could have information, is spoken to – so if you haven’t already then please contact us.”
“We urge anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV footage or has information about the incident to speak to police.”
Anyone with any information about this incident should contact police on 0161 856 3034 quoting 2403 24/12/22.
Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.