Armed robbery of a cash delivery van at Tesco Express store in Wigan sparks police probe

Police are investigating after an armed attack on a cash delivery van at a Wigan convenience store.

By Andrew Nowell
Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 9:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 1:23 am

The alarming incident happened at the Tesco Express store on Poolstock Lane on Wednesday morning.

Other news: Dismay at Wigan community group after callous thieves break into its headquarters and steal donated itemsGreater Manchester Police (GMP) said two men, one armed with what appeared to be a firearm, made threats and then left the scene with a quantity of cash.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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A post on social media from a shocked shopper said two men were wearing balaclavas and described the weapon as a sawn-off shotgun.

The post also said residents in the store had been barricaded inside during the dramatic incident.

A large police presence was seen outside the store on Wednesday morning, with the building taped off.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “This was a distressing incident for our colleagues and we are supporting the police with their investigation.”