Police are searching for a man after nearly £30,000 was taken in a cash-in-transit robbery at Asda when a security worker was threatened with a gun.
Specialist firearms officers rushed to the supermarket in Hulme on Saturday (24 September) following reports of an armed robbery.
The offender is thought to have pointed a black pistol at a security guard before making off with a bag of cash containing an estimated £28,500.
The security guard was shaken but not hurt.
Police have now released images of a man they would like to speak to following the incident and are calling for help from members of the public in identifying him.
He is described as a white man, aged between 30 and 40 years old, of a medium build and was wearing a green parker jacket, dark Adidas hat, black gloves, dark tracksuit bottoms, and grey trainers.
He’s understood to have been in the area around the time of the incident and left Asda riding a silver-framed mountain bike with black writing on it.
He left in the direction of Princess Parkway heading away from Manchester city centre.
Detective Inspector Kat McKeown said: “I can’t imagine the fear that the security guard felt when the offender committed this terrifying and outrageous act.
“We know there were people near the supermarket who will also have felt shock and fright at the incident, and I can assure everyone concerned that we are working tirelessly to identify and capture the man responsible.
“So far we have spoken to a number of people and we are keen to ensure that everyone who was in the area on Saturday morning, and who could have information, is spoken to – so if you haven’t already then please contact us.”
- Anyone with information should call GMP on 0161 856 6049 or 101 quoting incident 1018 of 24/09/2022.
Details can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.