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Information appeal made after three men rob Tesco Express in Wigan


An appeal for information has been made by police after three men, armed with a screwdriver and a knife, robbed a shop in Wigan. At 11:20pm on Friday 20th February 2015, staff had been leaving Tesco Express on Whelley, Wigan when three men who were wearing balaclavas forced them back into the store.

The men have then threatened the staff and have demanded money before they left with cash and cigarettes.

One man has been described as being white, with a large build, in his late 30s, 5ft 9in tall, he had been wearing a black tracksuit and gloves.

The two other men have been described as being of a skinny build, in their late 20s, they were wearing black tracksuits and they spoke with Liverpool accents.

Detective Sergeant Nigel Rigby said ‘The staff members are understandably upset after they were threatened by these men but thankfully they did not suffer any physical injury.

‘I would ask anyone who may have seen these three men acting suspiciously near to the store to contact police.  Did you see them walk into the shop or run out after the robbery?  If you did, we are keen to hear from you.’

Anybody who has got any information can get in touch with police on 0161 856 7124 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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