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CCTV footage of masked Halloween raid released

CCTV footage of masked Halloween raid released

Police have released footage of a raid on a jewellers, in which a pregnant shop assistant was threatened by armed robbers wearing Halloween masks.

The CCTV systems in the shop captured images of three men armed with crowbars and a hammer entering the jewellers in Wigan's Tyldesley Arcade at 10:20 am on Tuesday October 23rd.

They ordered two men to get on the floor before stealing a large amount of  stock and escaping in the same direction in which they arrived. The pregnant woman can be seen cradling her bump throughout the raid.

Detective Inspector Martin Reddington from Wigan CID said: "These men have terrified staff and customers, including a pregnant woman, as they carried out this robbery dressed in horror style masks and armed with weapons."  

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have information is to call Wigan CID on 0161 856 7295 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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