A man has been arrested after a raid on the post office on Talbot Road, in the Newton area of Hyde, on Thursday.
At around 11am, two men entered the shop, one armed with a knife.
Thankfully, the pair left empty handed and escaped with no injuries reported.
Eyewitnesses reported a police helicopter circling overhead after the incident while dogs were also deployed.
Details of the arrested man have not been released and police say enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information can report online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk.
Alternatively, call 0161 856 5650 quoting log 1079 of 27/05/2021 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.