• Sat. Nov 27th, 2021

Duo rob shop armed with shotgun & knife in Rochdale

This is the terrifying moment two masked men armed with a shotgun and a knife raided a shop in Rochdale.

Dramatic footage shows both offenders burst into KG off-licence on Miller Street in Heywood on Sunday afternoon (November 21) at around 1.05pm.

One man can be seen pointing a shotgun in the face of the defenceless shopkeeper, whilst another man holding a knife could be seen near the entrance.

The man armed with the shotgun could then be seen to climb over the shop counter as he continued to point the weapon at the shop worker’s face.

He was dressed in a red hooded jacket and appeared to be wearing a gas mask.

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His accomplice could be seen wearing a black jacket with a black and white Halloween mask.

Both men demanded the shop employee hand over £400 in cash from the till, whilst waving both weapons towards him.

They then fled the shop with the money, Greater Manchester Police said.

Thankfully, nobody was injured during the horrifying robbery.

Speaking to the M.E.N, owner of KG off-licence Mohammed Arshad said: “My colleague was behind the till and the men stole £400 in cash.

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“He is okay and wasn’t hurt or anything but it was very scary for him when he saw the gun.

“They just started demanding money and getting him to open the till. They didn’t give him any time to respond.”

Mohammed’s son, Zaiyn Arshad added that he wanted to thank the local community and their loyal customers for their support.

“A lot of people have been coming in and checking on my colleague who was here when it happened,” he said.

“We have been here for 18 years and it is a family run business so everyone knows him and loves him to bits.

“There have been quite a few robberies in the area recently but this is a first for us. We have never had any issues before.

“Thankfully nobody was hurt. As soon as the police were gone we reopened the shop straight away and my colleague was back to work.”

No arrests have been made but detectives say they are following “a number of lines of enquiry” to locate the two men.

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