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Robbers tie staff up

August 30, 2012, 7:15 am

Two members of staff at a bookmakers in Burnage were tied up and left in the toilet for two hours.

The robbery happened at William Hill on Mauldeth Road, on Tuesday 28 August 2012.

A cleaner opened up at about 8.10am when she was confronted by two men who had been waiting inside after they had broken in.

The offenders threatened the victim with a knife and made her wait in the toilet until the deputy manager came in.

When he arrived, he too was threatened at knifepoint and the offenders made threats for cash.

They then tied up both victims and left them in the staff toilet, before leaving with cash at about 10am.

It is believed the offenders walked away from William Hill along Mauldeth Road towards Kingsway (A34). One of them was carrying a large black holdall.

Both men were white, in their 30s and dressed in dark clothing with balaclavas. One of them was about 5ft 9in tall, of slim build with a strong local accent. His accomplice was about 6ft tall, of medium to stocky build.

Detective Sergeant Gareth Davies said: “This appears to be a well-planned robbery in order to steal a large amount of cash, but the ordeal that the offenders put the victims through is shocking.

“While neither of them were hurt, they were left badly shaken up.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this offence, or seen any suspicious behaviour, to call us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 6033 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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