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Masked thugs armed with axe and sledge hammer storm shop, ransack tills and depart staff members member in medical center

Terrifying CCTV images have been produced of a gang of thugs armed with an axe and a sledge hammer as they robbed a shop.

3 adult men masked in balaclavas and dark clothes burst into a store in Leigh at close to 7am on Sunday.

Armed with an axe and sledge hammer, the gang threatened the staff of One particular Cease Shop on Chestnut Travel South.



a group of people in a store: The men were armed with a sledge hammer and an axe


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The adult men were armed with a sledge hammer and an axe

The thugs pushed 1 staff member to the flooring in advance of attempting to break into the tills.

A different store worker – a male in his 50s – bravely challenged just one of the robbers.

The robber then attacked him with the axe and left the shop worker needing clinic treatment method.

The thugs then escaped with dollars from the store and are considered to have fled in an unidentified car, say police.

The store worker was rushed to healthcare facility with his accidents, which had been not uncovered to be everyday living threatening, and has since been discharged.



Masked men stormed the shop in Leigh


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Masked men stormed the store in Leigh

Police are now attractive for facts to support officers come across the perpetrators of the ‘terrifying’ incident.

Detective Sergeant Sophie O’Rourke of GMP’s Wigan District said: “These offenders have subjected the shop staff to a terrifying ordeal, just one of whom has been wounded just after bravely confronting them.

“Thankfully, their injuries are not lifestyle threatening and we want them perfectly with their restoration.

“We have introduced illustrations or photos from the retail outlet and would attraction to anybody who recognises the folks pictured, or has any details, to make contact with law enforcement promptly.



a person standing in a room: The gang of thugs attacked shop workers


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The gang of thugs attacked shop staff

“We feel the offenders still left in a auto, which is yet to be discovered. I would also talk to that everyone who was in the location at the time and may well have dash cam footage makes call.”

Anyone with facts really should make contact with law enforcement on 0161 856 7056 quoting incident 629 of 06/12/20 or get in touch with the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.