VIDEO: Knife-wielding robber threatens Deane hair salon staff

A knife-wielding robber threatens staff at Talking Heads hair salon in Deane

A knife-wielding robber threatens staff at Talking Heads hair salon in Deane

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A ROBBER threatened terrified staff at a Bolton hair salon with a knife before stealing cash from the till.

A man, thought to be in his mid-twenties, entered the Talking Heads salon in Deane Church Lane, Deane, and produced a knife at about 3pm on Thursday.

He waved the weapon at the three female members of staff and demanded money, eventually taking the day's takings from the till.

Manager Shelley Whelan said: "It was a very scary thing to happen but you have to get on with things. We can't close up, we have to keep going.

"He came in waving the knife around and demanding cash. It's not nice when all the money you have been working for is taken."

The man was white and about 6ft tall.


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12:12pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Andyroost says...

Were looking for a 6 foot coward, Who else would plan to rob an hairdressers, When hes caught lets hope the lowlife gets what he deserves, He wont as all scumbags know, the law is too busy telling these people their human rights instead of making a stand and setting a precedent,10 years in a foreign jail, No Excuses. Would only have to implement this with a few and they would soon see crime fall. These women will be affected for years now, He needs to be dealt with, lastly how proud must his parents be of his achievements, Just hope he finds a rope and puts it to good use soon. Bolton doesnt need these people.
Were looking for a 6 foot coward, Who else would plan to rob an hairdressers, When hes caught lets hope the lowlife gets what he deserves, He wont as all scumbags know, the law is too busy telling these people their human rights instead of making a stand and setting a precedent,10 years in a foreign jail, No Excuses. Would only have to implement this with a few and they would soon see crime fall. These women will be affected for years now, He needs to be dealt with, lastly how proud must his parents be of his achievements, Just hope he finds a rope and puts it to good use soon. Bolton doesnt need these people. Andyroost
  • Score: 27

12:17pm Sat 18 Jan 14

eatmytruth says...

Cut his hands off with the same knife he was waving. That would be a deterent for other criminals. How can you take somebodys bread and butter. Sick sick man
Hope he gets his due and then some. Just round the corner from where I live too. Scum
Cut his hands off with the same knife he was waving. That would be a deterent for other criminals. How can you take somebodys bread and butter. Sick sick man Hope he gets his due and then some. Just round the corner from where I live too. Scum eatmytruth
  • Score: 18

12:47pm Sat 18 Jan 14

thomas222 says...

Could the Police not give out better information in these cases.. white British or white foreign, hair colour, slim/stocky , what he was wering etc..etc
Could the Police not give out better information in these cases.. white British or white foreign, hair colour, slim/stocky , what he was wering etc..etc thomas222
  • Score: 16

2:22pm Sat 18 Jan 14

wild one says...

thomas222 wrote:
Could the Police not give out better information in these cases.. white British or white foreign, hair colour, slim/stocky , what he was wering etc..etc
would that not infringe his human rights?

if caught 10 yrs jail. if hes up before Bolton courts more like suspended sentence because he had a hard upbringing.
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Could the Police not give out better information in these cases.. white British or white foreign, hair colour, slim/stocky , what he was wering etc..etc[/p][/quote]would that not infringe his human rights? if caught 10 yrs jail. if hes up before Bolton courts more like suspended sentence because he had a hard upbringing. wild one
  • Score: 11

3:40pm Sat 18 Jan 14

thomas222 says...

They should have blown him away....
They should have blown him away.... thomas222
  • Score: 7

4:05pm Sat 18 Jan 14

ROBBO92 says...

the salon have cctv of this theft if you look up shells hair on facebook you can see the footage and share it
the salon have cctv of this theft if you look up shells hair on facebook you can see the footage and share it ROBBO92
  • Score: 9

4:16pm Sat 18 Jan 14

biglad44 says...

Sub human scum find him and send him down for a long time he will be local these smack heads can't walk far.
Sub human scum find him and send him down for a long time he will be local these smack heads can't walk far. biglad44
  • Score: 5

4:49pm Sat 18 Jan 14

afemale says...

our prisons are overcrowed so lets make use of the understanding we have with Eastern Europe and transfer some of the prisoners to the prisons over there, that'll make the scumbags think twice before robbing anyone,
our prisons are overcrowed so lets make use of the understanding we have with Eastern Europe and transfer some of the prisoners to the prisons over there, that'll make the scumbags think twice before robbing anyone, afemale
  • Score: 3

5:30pm Sat 18 Jan 14

thomas222 says...

ROBBO92 wrote:
the salon have cctv of this theft if you look up shells hair on facebook you can see the footage and share it
Why do the police only put vids out months after the crime?
[quote][p][bold]ROBBO92[/bold] wrote: the salon have cctv of this theft if you look up shells hair on facebook you can see the footage and share it[/p][/quote]Why do the police only put vids out months after the crime? thomas222
  • Score: 3

6:37pm Sat 18 Jan 14

ROBBO92 says...

thomas222 wrote:
ROBBO92 wrote:
the salon have cctv of this theft if you look up shells hair on facebook you can see the footage and share it
Why do the police only put vids out months after the crime?
i have no idea about that you would have to ask a police officer on that matter and it sounds like this guy has done another robbery just down the road at another salon. looks like he is aiming to hit as many as he can because he is too scared to do it to a shop that aint full of women
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBBO92[/bold] wrote: the salon have cctv of this theft if you look up shells hair on facebook you can see the footage and share it[/p][/quote]Why do the police only put vids out months after the crime?[/p][/quote]i have no idea about that you would have to ask a police officer on that matter and it sounds like this guy has done another robbery just down the road at another salon. looks like he is aiming to hit as many as he can because he is too scared to do it to a shop that aint full of women ROBBO92
  • Score: 3

12:48am Sun 19 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

Let's hope they catch the cowardly b * 5 t * r d. Firing squads tend to get rid of scum in one shot, unlike our lousy system which allows them to carry on.

That CCTV footage is appalling. How on earth is anyone supposed to be able to recognise the staff, let alone the coward robbing the place.
Let's hope they catch the cowardly b * 5 t * r d. Firing squads tend to get rid of scum in one shot, unlike our lousy system which allows them to carry on. That CCTV footage is appalling. How on earth is anyone supposed to be able to recognise the staff, let alone the coward robbing the place. wsw69
  • Score: 1

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