Police investigate robbery at Tesco in Greenfield

POLICE are hunting attackers who threatened a member of staff with an axe and stole his car outside Tesco superstore in Greenfield.

Tesco’s in Greenfield

The robbery took place on Sunday, March 18 as the man was arriving for a night shift at the Chew Valley Road store.

The victim wasn’t hurt in the attack and the vehicle was seen driving off towards Oldham.

Last November, a woman said she was followed out of the same car park by a masked gang who minutes later tried to steal her car outside her Greenfield home.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “The safety and security of our colleagues and customers is our top priority and we were shocked by this incident.

“Our colleague is being provided with the support that they need and we are assisting the Police with their investigation.”

Tesco also say the store possesses a range of security measures, which are always under review, including CCTV and security guard

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday 18 March 2018, police were called to reports of a robbery at a supermarket on Chew Valley Road in Greenfield.

“Officers attended and found a man who had his car stolen after being threatened by an offender.

“No one was injured and enquiries into the full circumstances around this incident are ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police in 101 quoting incident number 1988 of 18/03/18.”


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