A group of masked men ram raided a convenience store in Newton Heath in the early hours of this morning

The thieves entered the store, Fresh ‘n’ Frozen on Assheton Road, and dragged out a cash machine which contained a quantity of cash.

The offenders all wore black clothing with balaclavas to conceal their identity.They fled the scene in a black SUV.

Fortunately nobody was injured but a significant amount of damage has been caused to the property.

Detective Sergeant Simon Halliwell of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “This was a brazen and greedy attack where the men showed absolutely no regard for this property.

“Fortunately no-one was in the store at the time or this could have potentially led to devastating consequences.

“I would urge anyone with any information that could assist our investigation to please come forward so that we can bring these men to justice.”

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 85 of 05/10/17, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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