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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A £10,000 reward has been offered following a violent supermarket raid during the raid a man was attacked with a sledgehammer

The incident occurred at 9.45 am on Monday 3rd February 2014, When three robbers targeted Post Office Staff delivering cash to Aldi on Upper Lloyd Street, Moss Side.

The gang, who were armed with weapons including a machete and sledgehammer, entered the store.

They demanded cash and forced staff into an office off the shop floor.

After momentarily trapping themselves in the room they ran off empty handed through the shop.

They escaped in a white BMW One series, registration MT62 KKE, that had been stolen from an address in Cheetham Hill on the evening of 1 February 2014. The car used in the robbery remains outstanding.

During the raid a security guard who was making the cash delivery was hit across his back and shoulder by an offender with a sledgehammer. He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Now the Post Office is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the robbery.

Payment of the reward is subject to information being received within six months of the reward being announced (before 13 August 2014).

The validity of any claim will be determined by Post Office security in conjunction with the police.

The four offenders were all white men and were wearing balaclavas. They were armed with a machete and sledgehammer.

Detective Inspector Kevin Marriott, said: 2The men responsible are violent and dangerous individuals and we are working extremely hard to identify them.

“While we are following a number of lines of enquiry I hope the reward offered by the Post Office will encourage those with information about the offenders to come forward.

“If you think about what you could do with that money ⿿ pay off debts, buy a car or put a deposit on a house – then it is no exaggeration to say this is a life changing sum.

“I want to reassure those with information that you can contact us in absolute confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 6104, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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