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Thieves on a motorbike smashed through the window of a pawn brokers in Salford

August 22, 2012, 9:11 am

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At about 3.10pm on Monday 20 August 2012, police were called to Mays jewellers, Mather Way, Salford precinct to reports of a robbery.

Two men rode through the precinct on a red and white high powered motorbike from the direction of Pendleton Way, they stopped outside the jewellers.

One of the men got off the bike, he was carrying a sledge hammer, which he used to smash through the one of the display windows.

He pulled the glass sheet out of the frame and grabbed jewellery from the display.

He got back on the bike and they rode off.

The first man is described as 5ft 4in tall, of slim build, he wore a black crash helmet, a light grey adidas jacket with darker hood and shoulders with three stripes down the arms, white gloves, black trousers, black trainers with white laces.

The second man wore a black crash helmet, a black jacket, black trousers and grey trainers.

Detective Constable Mark Cole from Salford Volume Crime Team, said: “This was a traumatic experience for the members of staff who were inside the shop when the window was smashed.

“I would appeal to anyone who either saw these thieves riding up to the bank or perhaps saw them ride off at high speed or erratically at about the time of the robbery.

“It was a busy afternoon in the precinct, there were lots of people who will have witnessed this robbery. If anyone does have information, please call us.”

Anyone with information should call Salford CID on 0161 856 5250 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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