VIDEO: Terrifying Over Hulton machete robbery caught on CCTV

Still of machete-wielding thug caught on CCTV at Over Hulton Co-op

Still of machete-wielding thug caught on CCTV at Over Hulton Co-op

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A GANG of machete-wielding armed robbers who could be responsible for as many as three shop raids in and around Bolton have been caught on camera.

Police are linking two raids, one at a Co-op store in Newbrook Road, Over Hulton at 8.20pm on December 23, and another at Ringley Stores in Radcliffe at 7pm the same day.

Both raids were carried out by three men brandishing machetes who stole cash and cigarettes.

Police are also refusing to rule out the gang's involvement in a robbery at Ma Food and Wine, in Atherton Road, Hindley, on December 30 at about 9.05pm.

That incident also involved the use of a machete and a white getaway van, which was also spotted in the Over Hulton raid a week earlier.

Police have now released CCTV footage, taken at the Over Hulton Co-op, of the three men they believe were responsible in a renewed appeal for information from anyone who saw anything suspicious or a white van driving round at the time of the raid.

Thousands of pounds of cash and cigarettes were taken from the shop after the gang threatened a worker with a large machete.

£300 of cash was stolen in the raid at the Radcliffe shop, in which three men, described as carrying “machetes or large knives” threatened the owner.


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It is understood that between £4,000 and £5,000 of cash and cigarettes was taken from Ma Food and Wine, which is believed to have been owned by a Swiss man for the last six months.

In the Over Hulton raid three men burst in and took cigarettes from behind the counter and money from the till before running out of the shop and escaping in the white van, which was also captured on CCTV.

The man with the machete was described as white, with a three-quarter hooded coat, dark tracksuit bottoms, grey Adidas trainers and a balaclava covering his face.

The second wore a navy blue three-quarter hooded coat, a dark face covering, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

The man carrying a Nike holdall wore a navy blue waist-length hooded top, a blue face covering and light grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms.

Det Sgt Tony Lunt said: “The CCTV footage is very clear and I would urge you to take a close look at these men.

“If you recognise them from the clothes they are wearing or have any information about the incident, please contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can phone police on 0161 8565608 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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3:35pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

Not exactly CCTV capture of the century is it?
Not exactly CCTV capture of the century is it? Chrome1
  • Score: -3

3:37pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

I take that back, didn't notice there was they 'play' bit as well. Sorry.
I take that back, didn't notice there was they 'play' bit as well. Sorry. Chrome1
  • Score: 5

3:48pm Fri 10 Jan 14

mickcost says...

Come on people, this story has been up for over 45 minutes now. I'm waiting for one of you complain that the BN haven't done some real investigative journalism and found the people responsible already. Or even complain that the police have had the cheek to release this and ask for anyone with any information to call them, instead of catching the guys themselves.
Come on people, this story has been up for over 45 minutes now. I'm waiting for one of you complain that the BN haven't done some real investigative journalism and found the people responsible already. Or even complain that the police have had the cheek to release this and ask for anyone with any information to call them, instead of catching the guys themselves. mickcost
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Fri 10 Jan 14

The Running Man says...

About time shop keepers were allowed to arm themselves so scum like this would get the justice they deserve. If you choose to live by the sword you should be prepared to die by it!
About time shop keepers were allowed to arm themselves so scum like this would get the justice they deserve. If you choose to live by the sword you should be prepared to die by it! The Running Man
  • Score: 11

4:55pm Fri 10 Jan 14

truth teller says...

Is just me or does the one with the bag at the back walking in look like aa female . just something makes me think that
Is just me or does the one with the bag at the back walking in look like aa female . just something makes me think that truth teller
  • Score: 10

12:12pm Tue 14 Jan 14

buckfeed17 says...

truth teller wrote:
Is just me or does the one with the bag at the back walking in look like aa female . just something makes me think that
My thoughts exactly. When walking down the street prior to entering the shop, there's definately a feminine style to the walk of the one inthe white pants.
Also, the shopkeeper seemed very calm. ithought he was make a brew and crack open the jammy dodgers half way through.
[quote][p][bold]truth teller[/bold] wrote: Is just me or does the one with the bag at the back walking in look like aa female . just something makes me think that[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. When walking down the street prior to entering the shop, there's definately a feminine style to the walk of the one inthe white pants. Also, the shopkeeper seemed very calm. ithought he was make a brew and crack open the jammy dodgers half way through. buckfeed17
  • Score: 0

12:16pm Tue 14 Jan 14

buckfeed17 says...

Trut teller, do ou fancy joining up and opning a private investigating firm ha
Trut teller, do ou fancy joining up and opning a private investigating firm ha buckfeed17
  • Score: 0

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