Machete-wielding teens steal cash and alcohol from Oldham shop

Two teenagers - one of which was wielding a machete - stole a quantity of cash and a bottle of alcohol during a terrifying armed robbery at a shop in the Moorside area of Oldham. 

It happened at a convenience store on Ripponden Road, at around 7.15pm on Sunday 19 July. 

Police say two teenagers entered the shop. One stood at the door while the other wielded a machete and demanded money before handing the shopkeeper a bag. The teenager then removed cash from the till and placed it in the bag.

They fled the scene on foot with a quantity of cash and bottle of alcohol.

No one was injured.

The teenagers are described as white males. The one who was carrying the machete was wearing a black hoodie with The North Face written on the front and grey joggers at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8972, quoting 2868 of 19/07/20, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Watch CCTV footage released by police at the top of the page. 

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