Appeal following armed robbery in Longsight

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An armed gang threatened a cash-in-transit driver during a robbery in Longsight.

At around 11.55am on Wednesday 2 January, four men - armed with weapons including a lump hammer - approached the driver of a cash-in-transit van outside Ahmed Brothers cash and carry on Bellevue Avenue before making threats.

The robbers fled with a cash box in a black Audi saloon in the direction of Hyde Road.

The stolen box contained a significant amount of cash and was found empty approximately one mile away, on South Street.

One of the offenders is described as black and all were wearing dark clothing with face coverings.

Detective Constable James Donnelly, of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “Thankfully, the driver was unharmed but has still been subjected to a terrifying ordeal and is understandably shaken by the incident.

“It is completely unacceptable and we are keen to speak to anyone who has information that can help us find those responsible.”

“The incident happened in a public place in broad daylight, so we're hoping someone has information that could help our investigation. If you think you can help, please contact the police as soon as possible.”

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