Robbers armed with deadly 2ft-long machetes threaten terrified staff

Robbers armed with deadly 2ft-long machetes threaten terrified staff at convenience store in cash raid

  • Armed raiders attacked the One Stop Shop in Bury at 11pm on April 19
  • Staff were threatened by the two men brandishing two-foot-long machetes
  • Greater Manchester Police said the men parked beside the shop in a Fiat Punto 
  • The men escaped with cash and cigarettes following their late-night raid

Police have released CCTV images after a ‘distressing’ armed robbery at a shop in the north west. 

Detectives in Bury are appealing for information after two men armed with machetes raided the One Stop Shop on Sunnybank Road.

Greater Manchester Police say the men parked near the shop before going in, threatening staff and forcing them to hand over cash from the safe and till.

Police in Bury, Greater Manchester are looking for two men in connection with an armed robbery on a shop on April 19. The suspects were both carrying large machetes 

The men ordered the terrified staff to hand over the contents of the tills and the safe

The incident happened shortly before 11pm on Thursday, April 19.

These shocking CCTV images have now been released in a bid to help track down the men.


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They entered the shop and threatened staff, forcing them to hand over a quantity of cash from the safe and till.

They also stole a quantity of cigarettes before fleeing on foot.

It is believed that a grey-silver or light blue Fiat Punto they used to arrive at the shop was left nearby.

The second suspect, pictured, was dressed all in black and was also armed with a machete 

Police confirmed the shop’s staff were distressed after being subject to such a violent crime

Detective Constable Gordon Milne of GMP’s Bury Division, said: ‘This was a distressing incident that left innocent staff members fearing for their safety.

‘We would urge anyone who recognises the offenders, or has any information, to contact police immediately.’

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8045 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The raiders targeted the One Stop Shop in Sunnybank Road, in Bury, pictured left

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