Knife-wielding robber threatened terrified staff at Wigan pizza store

Police are hunting a man who threatened terrified staff with a knife at a popular Wigan pizza store.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 5:47 pm
Updated Monday, 30th July 2018, 5:53 pm
CCTV images have been released since the incident last week
CCTV images have been released since the incident last week

Officers have released CCTV images following an armed robbery at a Dominos in Standish.

At around 11pm on Thursday, July 26, a man armed with a large kitchen knife entered the takeaway on Market Street in Standish and began threatening staff.

Fearing for their safety, members of staff handed over a quantity of cash before the offender fled the scene.

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CCTV images have been released following the incident last week

Detective Sergeant Claire Hughes, of GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “We have been carrying out a number of enquiries since launching our investigation but we need the public’s help in our efforts to seek the truth.

“What we do know is that this was a terrifying incident which left staff at the takeaway genuinely fearing for their safety and that is completely unacceptable.

“Nobody should be put in that position when they are at work, trying to provide a service for other people. The person responsible needs to be found and we are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to assist us with our investigation.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 7182 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.