Masked thieves held staff at gunpoint in Salford bank robbery

Masked thieves held staff at gunpoint during a bank robbery in Salford.

At 1.20am on Thursday 7 September 2017, police were called to a bank in Ellesmere Shopping Centre, Walkden to reports of an armed robbery.

Two members of staff were threatened by three masked men who were armed with a handgun and a machete.

The attackers gained entry by following an employee as he entered the bank and pushed their way in.

One of the victims was forced to lie on the floor with a gun pressed in to his back.

The trio fled with a significant amount of cash in a getaway car, a red Mini Cooper which was later recovered in the area.

One offender has been described as approximately 5ft 8ins tall and of stocky build. Wearing black jogging bottoms and a blue hooded coat.

Another robber was wearing black jogging bottoms and a light coloured hooded top. Whilst the third offender wore black jogging bottoms with a grey hooded top with the hood up. All men were wearing balaclavas.

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