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Circle Court garage in Stretford held up by man with knife
12:39pm Monday 25th June 2012 in News
A MAN with a knife held up a petrol station in Stretford before escaping empty handed.
The incident, which took place shortly before 11pm on Tuesday, June 5, saw the would-be-robber enter the BP station on Audley Avenue, known locally as Circle Court garage.
The man demanded cash while threatening a member of staff with a kitchen knife.
When the employee called the police, the offender ran off.
The offender is describes as black, 6ft 2in tall, of thin build and spoke with a local accent. He is said to have been wearing a high visibility jacket, over the top of a dark hooded top.
Detective Constable Dave Wood, of Stretford CID, said: “The offender has armed himself with a knife and threatened the shop worker, clearly hoping to get his hands on some cash.
“Instead he is now on the run wanted for an attempted robbery and I would appeal to anyone who recognises the description of the offender or knows anything about this incident to call the police.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7652, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.