Man stabbed in Farnworth robbery
10:09am Sunday 21st October 2012 in News
A SHOPKEEPER was stabbed in a terrifying robbery.
The 32-year-old man was closing the shop in Cawdor Street, Farnworth, when two men approached him and demanded the bag he was carrying.
They stabbed him in the back and fled with the bag, which contained a large amount of cash, at 7.30pm yesterday.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not life threatening.
Det Insp Michael Sanderson, of Bolton CID, said: “The offenders have used excessive violence in this robbery and are clearly prepared to do whatever it takes to get what they want. “The victim has suffered serious injuries and bravely tried to defend himself from his attackers. “I want anyone who saw people acting suspiciously in the area , has overheard someone talking about this robbery – either before or after it happened – or has any other information about what took place or who is responsible to contact the police in absolute confidence.”
One offender is described as being 6ft tall, of stocky build. He spoke with an eastern European accent and was wearing a dark hooded top and jeans. The second offender is described as being light skinned, 5ft 10in tall and of medium build. Both were armed with a knife and had tights over their heads.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bolton CID on 0161 856 5740, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.