A masked duo armed with an axe and a hammer. Threatened staff during a robbery in Wigan.
At around 9pm on Sunday 4 February 2018. Police were called to reports of an armed robbery at McColl’s. On Warrington Road in Lower Ince.
Two masked men armed with an axe and a hammer. Entered the shop and threatened a member of staff.
She managed to raise the alarm. Before one of the offenders yanked her hair.
The other offender proceeded to fill a Manchester United duvet cover full of cigarettes. Before the duo fled the scene.
They fled on foot in the direction of Windleshaw Street and Ince Green Lane.
One offender is described as a white, in his early 20s. Approximately 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build.
The second offender is also described as white, 5ft 8ins tall. In his mid-20s and of medium build.
Both men were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
Detective Constable Hill said: “This was a violent robbery and it’s shocking that a woman was subjected to this attack whilst doing her job.