Police are searching for a repentant robber, who apologised profusely whilst holding up a Salford bakery at knifepoint.
At around 7.50am on Thursday 28 January 2016 a man entered Martin’s Swiss Confectioners on Eccles Old Road, armed with a small knife and a hammer. He approached the till where two female staff members were stood before telling them that he wanted money from the safe.
The workers took the intruder to the safe but were unable to gain access to it, subsequently he grabbed money from the till before saying, “I’m sorry I’ve done your head in girls” and exiting out of the door. In total, the man stole around £60.
The perpetrator is described as a white man in his 30’s with very pale skin, he is believed to be around 5ft 7in tall and of slim build, with a slightly sunken face. The man also spoke with a Salford accent. He was wearing a waterproof jacket pulled over the bottom half of his face, black gloves, black waterproof trousers and black trainers.
Detective Constable Andrew Quinn has stated, “The one thing that stood out for both witnesses was how apologetic the male was during and after the robbery. However despite repeatedly apologising, he still went through with the theft so he cant be that remorseful”.
He also added “We know that the offender was seen soon after the robbery by witnesses outside Costcutter wearing a different coat and riding towards Eccles”.