POLICE have released descriptions of two men they wish to identify following a £40,000 robbery in Mossley.
At around 9.25am on Saturday, June 19, police received a report of an armed robbery at The Cash Emporium at the junction of Argyle Street and Market Street.
Officers attended and enquiries established that two men had knocked on the door and, once inside, assaulted the business owner several times while demanding that he opened the safe.
The men emptied the contents of the safe, till and window into a bag before fleeing on foot. Large quantities of cash and jewellery were stolen.
One of the men is described as white and of an average build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing black clothing and accessories and carrying a large machete.
The other is also described as being of an average build. He was also wearing black clothing and accessories, including black tracksuit bottoms with a red logo and stripes on the outer lower leg. He was also carrying a large machete as well as a light blue shopping bag with a lemon on it.
DC Angela Brown, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “The victim of this armed robbery has, understandably, been left scared. We are supporting him and doing everything we can to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.
“The incident happened in broad daylight near a busy junction and market, where a large car boot sale was taking place, so we know that there were a good number of people in the vicinity at the time.
“I would like to appeal to anyone who can help us identify these men or has any other information which may assist us with our investigation to contact us. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9262 quoting 1079 19/06/21 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.