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Men armed with machete and hammer carry out armed raid at Timperley shop

By David Prior at

Two masked men armed with a machete and a hammer carried out a raid on a shop in Timperley on Sunday.

The men, who were wearing balaclavas and hoods, entered McColls on Shaftesbury Avenue at around 9.45pm on Sunday evening.

They threatened staff and demanded cash before escaping from the store with a “large amount of cigarettes”.

No arrests have yet been made, and an investigation is underway.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police called at 9.45pm on March 31 to reports of an armed robbery on McColls on Shaftesbury Avenue.

“Two men armed with a machete and a hammer entered the premises and demanded cash. They were wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.

“A large amount of cigarettes were taken and enquiries to trace the offenders are ongoing.”

No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact GMP on 101 quoting log number 2176 of March 31, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.