Three Injured After Armed Raid At Manchester Cafe

Three Injured After Armed Raid At Manchester Cafe

The incident took place at a cafe off Princess Road in Manchester's Moss Side.

Three people were taken to hospital after armed raiders targeted a cafe in Manchester.

Customers at the premises in Princess Road, Moss Side, were threatened by three men carrying a suspected shotgun, a machete and a baseball bat, who then demanded they hand over their personal belongings and a decided of car keys.

The offenders built off in a white Range Rover belonging to one of the victims, and a white BMW 3 Series.

Three members of the public – aged in their 20s – who were in the cafe at the time of the robbery were taken to hospital following the incident at about 10.30am on Saturday. Their injuries are not thought to be serious, said Greater Manchester Police.

Officers later found the stolen Range Rover on Bowland Drive in Fallowfield.

Four men aged 18, 19, 23 and 58 and two males aged 17 have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They remain in custody for questioning.

Superintendent Mark Dexter said: “Thankfully no-one was seriously injured but the victims have been left understandably shaken following this incident.

“It is thanks to the swift action of our officers that we now have six men in custody but this investigation is still very much ongoing and officers shall be in the area today continuing with inquiries.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or anyone with dashcam footage of the BMW or Range Rover around the time of the incident.”

Anyone with report should contact police on 0161 856 4409 or 101, quoting incident number 684 of 12/01/19, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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