Appeal after armed robbery at chip shop

Church Street Chippy in Golborne, the scene of an armed robbery
Church Street Chippy in Golborne, the scene of an armed robbery
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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man brandishing a machete robbed a chip shop.

The incident happened at a takeaway on Church Street in Golborne shortly before 7.20pm on Wednesday July 29.

A man went into the shop armed with a machete and threatened a member of staff before stealing cash from the till. He left in a car with what is described as a foreign number plate.

The man was white, in his late 20s, with short dark hair, about 5ft 10in tall, of average build, and he was wearing a black t-shirt and blue bottoms.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are now appealing to anyone who has information to come forward.

DS Lee Shaw of Wigan division said: “Understandably the staff were terrified to be confronted by a man with a machete.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed a man with a similar description in the area at the time of the robbery, or anyone who saw him fleeing, to get in touch.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen something suspicious in that area at that time to contact police, and if you do have information about who you suspect may be involved, please call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.