Armed raid terror at Heap Bridge

This Is Lancashire: Armed raid terror at Heap Bridge Armed raid terror at Heap Bridge

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a worker at a petrol station in Heap Bridge was held at gunpoint.

Two men ran into Heap Bridge Filling Station in Bury New Road and demanded staff hand over cash from the till.

One of the two robbers pointed a silver handgun towards the shopworker as he put money into a rucksack.

Both offenders then fled with the bag shortly after 9.45pm on Saturday February 22.

Detective Constable Claire Ramsden, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “No member of staff should be subjected to such a terrifying ordeal and although he was not physically attacked, it left him severely shaken.

“From what we know, the men approached the petrol station from Lord Street and left the same way.

“I would ask anyone who may have seen these two men in the area or witnessed the robbery itself, to give call us.”

The robbers were described as white, aged possibly in their teens, 5ft 7in, and of slim build.

One wore a black balaclava and a dark bomber jacket with red writing along the sleeves.

“The other wore a quilted hooded waist length coat with grey shoulders, dark tracksuit trousers and a balaclava.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information leading to the identity of the raiders is asked to call police on 0161 856 1704.

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12:33pm Mon 10 Mar 14

shakencity says...

Are the Police absolutely mad in asking for information now????

We are currently on the 10th March, yet this incident occurred on the 22nd of Feb.....16, yes 16 days ago. Do they honestly not think that if anyone had witnessed this crime, they'd have reported it by now. I give up!!!!!!
Are the Police absolutely mad in asking for information now???? We are currently on the 10th March, yet this incident occurred on the 22nd of Feb.....16, yes 16 days ago. Do they honestly not think that if anyone had witnessed this crime, they'd have reported it by now. I give up!!!!!! shakencity
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6:25pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Babbar Divino says...

shakencity wrote:
Are the Police absolutely mad in asking for information now????

We are currently on the 10th March, yet this incident occurred on the 22nd of Feb.....16, yes 16 days ago. Do they honestly not think that if anyone had witnessed this crime, they'd have reported it by now. I give up!!!!!!
There's obviously good reasons for releasing details of crimes days after the event as it happens all the time. Perhaps they prefer to gather all the clues\information and try and make arrests before going public on the premise that the robbers are from the local area. Regardless I think they have a better idea on what they are doing that us armchair flying squad officers.
[quote][p][bold]shakencity[/bold] wrote: Are the Police absolutely mad in asking for information now???? We are currently on the 10th March, yet this incident occurred on the 22nd of Feb.....16, yes 16 days ago. Do they honestly not think that if anyone had witnessed this crime, they'd have reported it by now. I give up!!!!!![/p][/quote]There's obviously good reasons for releasing details of crimes days after the event as it happens all the time. Perhaps they prefer to gather all the clues\information and try and make arrests before going public on the premise that the robbers are from the local area. Regardless I think they have a better idea on what they are doing that us armchair flying squad officers. Babbar Divino
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