Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to following an attempt robbery in Oldham
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Police received a report at around 4pm on Tuesday 1 March 2022 of an attempted armed robbery at Wynsors Shoes, Ashton Road, Oldham.
Enquiries have since established that the offender - a man - had entered the store before demanding money from the till and threatening staff by saying he was in possession of a knife and a gun.
The man then left the store, without any money, and is believed to have fled down Ashton Road in the direction of Copter Hill Road.
Enquiries are ongoing.
DC Berry of GMP's Oldham district, said: "Thankfully, no one was harmed during this incident but it was an incredibly traumatic experience for the shop staff.
"No weapon was ever seen or produced by the offender and he left without money from the store but we're still treating this with the utmost seriousness and we want to ensure the man responsible is identified and faces justice.
"We're releasing CCTV images of a man that we would like to speak to in connection with this incident and I would encourage anyone who thinks they may recognise him to get in touch with police as soon as you're able to. We're also keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the store at the time or were within the vicinity at the time and may have seen him."
Anyone with information that could assist detectives in identifying this man should contact police on 0161 856 8915 or 0161 856 9078 quoting incident 1961 of 01/03/22.
Alternatively, details can be passed via 101 or our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.