Police have released details of an armed robbery at the Post Office on Middleton Road in Crumpsall this morning.

The incident happened around 9.45 when a Post Office van pulled up outside the store and as the driver got out of the van, he was confronted by two men who were wearing overalls and high-visibility jackets, and armed with a machete and firearm.

The men made off with a quantity of cash and fled the scene in a light blue Ford Focus, which is still outstanding.No one was injured but the driver was left understandably shaken.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Inspector Jonathan Shilvock, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “The victim and witnesses were left extremely shocked by this incident, and the people responsible clearly have no regard for the public’s safety.

“This is a direct appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone who may have information about those involved, or the vehicle in question, to contact the police or Crimestoppers with their information”.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 729 of 4/11/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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