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Targetted filling up cash machine at Tesco
Two security staff were threatened with an axe during a cash-in-transit robbery in Atherton.
At around 10am on Sunday 26 February 2012, both victims were filling up the ATM machine at Tesco on Crabtree Lane when they were approached by two men.
Both staff were threatened with an axe before a substantial amount of money was taken.
The offenders got inside a black Honda Civic, that was being driven by a third man, and drove off.
No one was injured.
The first man is described as being white, 5ft 6in tall, of stocky build and held a hammer. He wore a balaclava, light coloured top, dark gloves, dark tracksuit pants and dark trainers. He spoke with a local accent.
The second offender was white, 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build and carried an axe. He wore a black hooded jacket with the hood covering his face, black gloves, black trousers and dark trainers with white edging on the sole and large laces.
Detective Constable Debbie Pennington from Wigan CID said: "It is completely unacceptable that these two men should be threatened in this manner when they are simply carrying out their daily work tasks.
"Due to the time of day the offence took place, we believe there was a number of people in the area and I would appeal to anyone who saw three men acting in a suspicious way or saw the car drive off, to contact police.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7251 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.