Man sought after Tameside armed robbery sees £3k cash stolen from store

We’ve released the image of a man we want to speak to after an armed robbery in Tameside on Friday.

At around 10.15am on 28 October we were called to a report of a man with a weapon causing a disturbance in a Spar store on Sunnyside Road in the Droylsden area.

Armed officers attended but no suspect was traced. Thankfully, the quick-thinking actions of store workers meant that no staff or customers were injured during the incident.

Enquiries have since established that the man wearing a balaclava was holding what is believed to be a knife before making threats and taking around £3000 in cash.

Investigators in our Ashton CID are now investigating and have released an image of a man we are making efforts to identify as we think he holds important information about this robbery.

Detective Sergeant Pete Goddard, of our Ashton-under-Lyne CID, said: “One can only try and begin to imagine the shock and fear that those inside the shop will have felt when the offender cowardly came in with his face covered and made threats while wielding what we think was a knife.

“I know the image we have at this stage isn’t ideal, but we’re working with all available leads we can find and should a more distinctive image become available then we’ll come back to ask for further information if we’re still unable to identify the man in the CCTV image that we’ve released today.

“Please do contact us if you have any indication as to who this person may be by calling us on 0161 856 9262 quoting incident 975 of 28/10/2022 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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