Father and son robbed outside Oldham KFC

A father and son were targeted by armed robbers outside a fast food restaurant in Oldham.

On Tuesday 4 December, a 40-year-old man and his six-year-old son were walking back to their car as they left a KFC restaurant on Huddersfield Road when they were approached by two men. One of the men threatened the victim and his son with a hammer and demanded the keys to his car.

The vehicle was recovered at around 11.05pm on Ribble Road, Oldham. A number of items had been taken from the car including the victim’s laptop.

The two offenders are described as white men between 5ft 10in and 6ft tall wearing dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and tops. Both offenders were described as in their early 20s and had their faces covered.

Detective Sergeant Alex Wilkinson from GMP’s serious acquisitive crime team based at Oldham said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a father and his young child which has left them both terrified.

“I would like to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to identify those responsible for committing this violent crime.

“I would like to appeal for any witnesses to come forward who may have seen the incident take place, who saw anything suspicious in the area or who may have dashcam footage, to come forward.”

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