Appeal after armed robbery in Manchester city centre

Police investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store in Manchester have released the images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police were called at around 8.30pm on Friday 27 April after two male offenders entered Spar on St Mary’s Gate.

One offender stood by the door while the second man removed a machete from a rucksack before threatening counter staff.

The man demanded that a staff member fill the bag with cash.

They then fled with a quantity of cash in the direction of Deansgate.

There were no reports of injuries.

Detective Constable Neil Moss of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “The offenders who committed this crime have shown no regard for the welfare of staff in the store.

“Thankfully no-one was injured in this robbery, but the emotional effects of crimes such as this can be considerable.

“We are following several lines of enquiry and would appeal to anyone who recognises the men in these pictures, or has any information, to get in touch with police immediately.

“Your information may help remove dangerous individuals from our streets.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4409 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

© Greater Manchester Police 2018