Police appeal for witnesses after woman robs Oldham mini-market

POLICE ARE appealing for witnesses after a woman armed with a gun robbed a mini-market in Oldham.

GMP logoShortly before 11am on Saturday 5 March 2016 a woman went into Abbey Hills mini-market and threatened staff with a small, black handgun, before stealing cash from the till.

The woman is described as white, 5ft 3in to 5ft 4in tall, of medium build, and she was wearing a dark grey coat, with the hood up.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective Constable Colette Wilkinson of Oldham division said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the shop assistant who was faced with a woman brandishing a gun.

“Fortunately he was uninjured, but that should take nothing away from the severity of this crime.

“This woman was prepared to brandish a gun and possibly use it to get what she wanted, so it is important that we identify her to ensure he does not subject any others to such an ordeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9063 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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