Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Armed Raiders Fight Their Way OUT of Store

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Armed Raiders Fight Their Way OUT of Store

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BUNGLING robbers had to smash their way out of a corner shop after getting locked in during a raid.

Three armed thugs burst into the One Stop shop in Urmston, Trafford, shortly before 10pm and immediately began threatening staff and demanding money.

Shocking CCTV footage of the incident on December 18, shows the men - one brandishing a knife and another with a hammer - leading staff behind the counter to empty a till.

Police said they also demand packets of cigarettes and can be seen stashing them in a bin bag.

As they tried to escape, they realised the door had been locked behind them.

The video shows one of the men kicking and smashing the automatic door with the hammer, eventually making a hole that the gang escape through.

Police say the incident left shop staff 'terrified. …

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