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Police hunt for robber
2:25pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A shop assistant at a tanning salon was threatened and robbed of cash.
It happened at the Urban Beach Tanning Salon on Coronation Road, Radcliffe, between 4pm and 4.45pm on September 15.
Police have now released a CCTV image of one of the offenders involved and are appealing to anyone who recognises him to come forward.
Two men were seen hanging around outside the salon before one went into the premises, went behind the counter and threatened to attack a shop assistant if he was not given access to the till.
Frightened she would be physically assaulted, the shop assistant removed the till from the cupboard and the offender stole a small amount of cash.
He then fled out of the shop, ran across the road and met up with the second offender who was waiting there.
The man who went into the shop is described as white, about 5ft 8ins tall, of a medium build and in his early to mid 30s.
He had short dark blonde hair and was said to be wearing a grey T-shirt with some sort of motif on the front and three-quarter-length denim shorts.
Police are appealing to anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and bailed until October 24 pending further inquiries.
Detective Constable Colin Langstroth said: "Although we have made an arrest, we still have a number of inquiries we need to undertake, and our focus is on identifying the man who actually went into the store and threatened an innocent shop assistant with violence.
"Quite clearly she was extremely upset to be confronted by such an aggressive thief in this way and we need to find this man.
"He made absolutely no effort to conceal his identity and also appeared to be under the influence of either drink or drugs, so he is clearly a very desperate individual. However, he has been captured by the CCTV images and we have a good image of him.
"I would therefore ask everyone to look very closely at the image and if you think you recognise this man, or have information about his whereabouts, then please call us."
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8199 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.