Police say victims were targeted as they walked home alone having been out drinking.
A street robber has stolen a pensioner's life savings and what police describe as "substantial" casino winnings.
Three men armed with crowbars and wearing Halloween masks to disguise their identity have stolen a large amount of jewellery.
An elderly man has been taken to hospital after he was knocked to the floor during a robbery in Oldham.
The 80-year-old investigated noises upstairs at his house on High Street, Lees, last night when he was confronted by a man on the stairs.
He knocked him to the ground before running off.
– Detective Constable Leigh Carnally, Greater Manchester Police
Understandably, he is deeply upset after what has happened and I would ask anyone who may have seen a man fitting this description in the High Street area, to contact police.
A camera, money and handbag were stolen.
The offender is described as being Asian, 5ft tall and of stocky build. He wore a red, blue and black scarf across his face and a hooded jacket.
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8821 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Two men who robbed a corner shop in Greater Manchester, while brandishing a machete, have been jailed for 7 years.
Wayne Clarkson and Carl Hayburn, both 42 and from Shrivenham Walk in Manchester, wore balaclavas as they walked into a Spar store on Moorcroft Road, Northern Moor.
They threatened a shop worker, even as he served another customer, taking just over £300 and tobacco.
The pair were caught when that tobacco, and stolen cash, was found along with clothes they tried to dispose of.
Detective Andy Bromley says: “Although no one was hurt during the robbery, both men showed extreme aggression and threatened the shop worker with a machete."
Two robbers have stolen money, raised for charity, from a bakery in Manchester.
The men stormed into the store in Openshaw's Lime Square yesterday, pushing the staff into a backroom. They fled with cash including donations.
The raised money was destined for the 'Children in Need' appeal. Officers say the robbery was "callous" and left the staff "traumatised".
Police have released CCTV images following an armed robbery in Blackburn last month.
At just before 3pm on the 20th September, two men entered Humberstones Jewellers on King William Street, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a black handgun.
The man threatened the staff and then with the other man, proceeded to smash the cabinets with hammers and stole a large quantity of high value watches which they placed into a satchel which the second offender was carrying. Both offenders then fled the scene on foot, going in different directions.
Detective Inspector Mark Vaughton said; “Fortunately, no one was injured but understandably everyone involved has been left extremely shaken by what can only be described as a terrifying ordeal.
“An investigation is underway and I would appeal to anybody that may have witnessed either; the robbery itself or the offenders leaving the scene to contact police immediately. In particular, if anyone recognises the men in the images then I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.
“I would also appeal to anyone who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area not only this afternoon but in the days leading up to the robbery to come forward and speak with police."
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted man. Andrew Birchall, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment for robbery and burglary in 2009. Officers say he's failed to adhere to the terms of his licence since his release and is now wanted on recall to prison.
He has links to the Ashton and Droylsden areas of Tameside, Greater Manchester. Anyone with information is asked to call police on the 101 number 24hrs or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Greater Manchester Police has arrested a man following a robbery in Tameside.
At about 10.25am on Tuesday 10 July 2012, police were called to Market Street in Hollingworth following reports of an armed robbery.
A high-visibilty policing operation was launched to find the offender and today, Wednesday 11 July 2012, a 44-year-old man presented himself at a police station where he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery.
He remains in custody for questioning.