Delivery man robbed by hammer-wielding thugs at Besses tram stop (From Prestwich and Whitefield Guide)
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Delivery man robbed by hammer-wielding thugs at Besses tram stop
A SECURITY guard collecting cash from the ticket machines at Besses o’ the Barn Metrolink station in Whitefield was robbed by two men with a hammer.
They robbers, one of whom was also brandishing a wrench threatened violence against the guard and demanded the cash box.
The terrified guard handed over the money before the men ran off towards Thatch Leach Lane.
The cash was later found nearby.
It happened at about 8.45am on Tuesday.
The robbers were slim white men aged in their late teens or early 20s.
One man was wearing a grey hooded top and matching trousers. His hood was pulled up and he wore a black scarf around his face.
The other man was wearing a dark top and dark tracksuit bottoms.
He also had his hood up and wore a scarf around his face.
Police are appealing for information and witnesses.
Det Con Martin Brown, of Bury Police, said: “The victim of this robbery was threatened with violence by the offenders who were wielding hammers.
“It is vital that those responsible are brought to justice.
“The robbery was committed in broad daylight and there would have been a lot of people around going about their daily business.
“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen two men fleeing the tram stop or who knows anything about what happened to contact police.”
Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8568165 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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