Armed robber in gun raid on Radcliffe shop

The armed robber raiding Khan’s off-licence in Dumers Lane, Radcliffe

The armed robber raiding Khan’s off-licence in Dumers Lane, Radcliffe

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AN armed robber threatened to shoot a shop worker before running off with cash.

The robber, who was armed with a handgun, raided Khan’s off-licence in Dumers Lane, Radcliffe, on Monday at about 9pm.

He threatened the worker with the pistol and threatened to shoot him if his demands were not met.

The 55-year-old cashier gave the robber cash and he then ran from the store.

Police have now released a CCTV image in the hope someone will recognise the robber.

The victim was left shaken up but was not injured.

PC Harry Taylor said: “Although it is unclear if the thief has a genuine or imitation firearm, in some ways it is irrelevant because imitation firearms look very realistic so there is no way a member of the public would be able to tell the difference.

“That is why the shopkeeper was so startled and fearful he would be genuinely shot at and did absolutely the right thing by not trying to take this thief on.

“We simply cannot have shopkeepers in our communities being targeted at gunpoint in this way so it is imperative we find the offender as soon as possible before he can strike again.

“I would urge people to not only look carefully at the CCTV and come forward if you recognise him, but also be vigilant for anyone acting suspiciously outside a shop and if you think someone is lurking or canvassing a property then please call us immediately.

“This man has access to a firearm, whether it be real or imitation, and we need to find him and make the weapon safe so please, if you do know something, call us.”

The raider is white, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, slim and spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing a balaclava, a dark blue Bomber-style jacket with the Superdry logo in white lettering and carrying a silver pistol.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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9:20pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Wolfie190 says...

Or tell the judges to lock them up replica gun or not.
Or tell the judges to lock them up replica gun or not. Wolfie190
  • Score: 7

10:57pm Fri 29 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

What a towrag.
What a towrag. artistpaint
  • Score: 8

12:59am Sat 30 Aug 14

ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE says...

Well we always used that phrase as kid's and I still do now, must be a Bolton thing, anyway we used the phrase to describe a rotter, tealeaf, a wrong un.

Or if you believe google...
An act of licking/sucking a person's toes, usually for sexual gratification

Or..
The definition derives from old England where convicts used to tie bits of shirt around their toes and feet as a make shift sock, hence "toe rag"

I prefer my explanation :-)
Well we always used that phrase as kid's and I still do now, must be a Bolton thing, anyway we used the phrase to describe a rotter, tealeaf, a wrong un. Or if you believe google... An act of licking/sucking a person's toes, usually for sexual gratification Or.. The definition derives from old England where convicts used to tie bits of shirt around their toes and feet as a make shift sock, hence "toe rag" I prefer my explanation :-) ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE
  • Score: -10

1:04am Sat 30 Aug 14

ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE says...

ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE wrote:
Well we always used that phrase as kid's and I still do now, must be a Bolton thing, anyway we used the phrase to describe a rotter, tealeaf, a wrong un.

Or if you believe google...
An act of licking/sucking a person's toes, usually for sexual gratification

Or..
The definition derives from old England where convicts used to tie bits of shirt around their toes and feet as a make shift sock, hence "toe rag"

I prefer my explanation :-)
"TOERAG" I meant to say, just that you never hear it these days.
it's normally the word "innit" or "bro" that's the in word round Bolton :-)
[quote][p][bold]ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE[/bold] wrote: Well we always used that phrase as kid's and I still do now, must be a Bolton thing, anyway we used the phrase to describe a rotter, tealeaf, a wrong un. Or if you believe google... An act of licking/sucking a person's toes, usually for sexual gratification Or.. The definition derives from old England where convicts used to tie bits of shirt around their toes and feet as a make shift sock, hence "toe rag" I prefer my explanation :-)[/p][/quote]"TOERAG" I meant to say, just that you never hear it these days. it's normally the word "innit" or "bro" that's the in word round Bolton :-) ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE
  • Score: -5

9:08am Sat 30 Aug 14

jackie31888 says...

Omg how can anyone do that to khans they wer there wen I lived there about 13 years ago and were really decent people
Omg how can anyone do that to khans they wer there wen I lived there about 13 years ago and were really decent people jackie31888
  • Score: 10

10:12am Sat 30 Aug 14

Wolfie190 says...

jackie31888 wrote:
Omg how can anyone do that to khans they wer there wen I lived there about 13 years ago and were really decent people
You're not safe these days its anarchy how there.
[quote][p][bold]jackie31888[/bold] wrote: Omg how can anyone do that to khans they wer there wen I lived there about 13 years ago and were really decent people[/p][/quote]You're not safe these days its anarchy how there. Wolfie190
  • Score: 1

6:19pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE says...

I see my bullet to the head comment was removed !!
I see my bullet to the head comment was removed !! ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE says...

and my comment on the immigration raids on daubhill and deane and my comment on the driver who punched the 71 year old pensioner !!!

In fact all comments have been removed on the first article and no more allowed on second article
and my comment on the immigration raids on daubhill and deane and my comment on the driver who punched the 71 year old pensioner !!! In fact all comments have been removed on the first article and no more allowed on second article ALLAH'S-ALEHOUSE
  • Score: 0
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