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Staff and shoppers held at gunpoint during 'terrifying' armed robbery

Tesco staff and customers feared for their lives as a store was held-up at gunpoint by a pair of masked robbers.

One of the thugs emptied cash into a large black bag while his accomplice pointed a weapon at the victims, at the supermarket in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester.

The duo, who covered their faces with scarves, first approached a member of staff in the car park of the Upper Chorlton Road shop at around 8.40pm on March 11.

They ordered the employee back inside and forced him to open the tills.

After stealing cash, the raiders ran off in the direction of Tomlinson House.

Both of the offenders were about 5ft 8in tall, wore gloves and covered their faces with scarves.

The first suspect is described as Asian and in his mid-30s.

The second offender is described as being mixed race, of skinny to average build.

“This will have been an incredibly scary incident for both the staff and customers of this store.

“No one should be made to fear for their life while carrying out their day to day shopping or while at their place of work."

– Detective Constable Clare Robinson, Greater Mancheser Police