Masked knife threatened staff in shop robbery attempt
A man with a knife threatened store employees during an attempted robbery.
The thug, who was wearing a mask, brandished a knife towards staff at the Top Shop Mini-Mart, on Kitt Green Road, Wigan. The suspect attempted to rob the store around 8:07 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, but left empty-handed. Store workers were shaken by the incident but fortunately not injured. Police have now released a CCTV image of someone they would like to find after the would-be thief threatened staff with a knife.
Following initial inquiries, police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to. Anyone who recognizes the person in the image is encouraged to come forward. A spokesperson for GMP Wigan West wrote on Facebook: “Do you recognize this man? We want to speak to him following an attempted robbery at the Top Shop Mini-Mart on Kitt Green Road on Tuesday around 8pm.
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“A member of staff was threatened by a man who fled empty handed. We have followed a number of investigative leads since the incident and although the picture is not the best we hope someone may have seen him in the area with the clothes pictured.”
Anyone who recognizes the man in the photo or has any information about the incident is asked to call GMP on 0161 856 6106 or report it onlineciting incident number 2844 of March 22. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.