A CCTV appeal has been launched after post office staff were threatened at gunpoint in a robbery.

The robbery took place at the post office on Sandy Lane, Prestwich, at around 10am on Wednesday when a man entered with what is believed to have been a “small black handgun".

He then threatened staff before stealing cash and escaping on a pedal bike.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “It is believed he forced the staff into the back-office area and made demands for cash and foreign currency.

Bury Times: The man appeared to escape on a pedal bikeThe man appeared to escape on a pedal bike (Image: GMP)

“Once it was handed over, he then rode off on a pedal bike down Agecroft Road West towards the Kersal area.

“Although shaken, staff members were not physically harmed.

“Initial enquiries established that the man arrived and left the scene on a push bike and had been captured on camera travelling the full length of Agecroft Road West before and after the offence.

“GMP are now asking for anyone to come forward who may have seen this man, especially those driving in the same area and who may have dashcam footage of the man on the bike.

“Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who lives nearby who has doorbell footage or CCTV.”

Anyone with any information or footage can call Bury CID directly on 0161 856 8185 or via 101, quoting log number 951 of 19/04/2023 or crime reference number CRI/06NN/0006812/23.

Alternatively, witnesses can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.