Police still hunting masked raider with machete over Asda robbery

POLICE are still hunting a machete wielding masked raider who attacked a cash in transit van at Asda superstore in Shaw town centre last month.

The broad daylight armed robbery took place on Wednesday, September 20 on Greenfield Lane.

The cash in transit van driver was outside the store when he was approached by an offender who threatened him with the blade and demanded money.

The thief fled with the cash in a green Ford Focus that was driven by a second offender down Eastway in the direction of Oldham.

The main offender is described as white, approximately 5ft 8in tall, of slim build and in his mid-twenties.

He was wearing a blue tracksuit top and bottoms with a green hood.

The second offender is described as white, wearing a black jacket and black tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe at the top and a beige baseball cap.

Both men wore balaclavas to conceal their identity and gloves.

Detective Constable Stuart Crossley of GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “This was a brazen attack that happened in broad daylight at one of the busiest times of day.

“Fortunately the victim wasn’t injured but nobody should have to endure such a traumatic experience when they are just trying to do their job.

“We have launched an investigation and I would ask anybody who thinks they may know something that can assist with our investigation to please contact police.

“If you recognise the descriptions of the men or think you saw them or the car in the area around the time of the attack, then please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1089 of 20 September 2017, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

To contact the police in an emergency call 999 or to contact Greater Manchester Police for a less urgent matter call 101.

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