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CCTV shows moment men armed with machete smash their way into pub to steal vodka

The pair stole bottles of premium vodka. Credit: MEN MEDIA

CCTV has been released of the moment two men, armed with a machete, smashed their way into a pub in Bolton.

It happened at The Railway in Bromley Cross at around 2.30am on Thursday morning.

The pair grabbed three bottles of premium vodka, worth more than £200, before running away.

Pub owner Mike Hales said the break-in made him feel sick.

The pub only recently reopened after a £650,000 renovation.

There was nothing else we could've done. They were in and out within 45 seconds. It makes you feel sick doesn't it? It could've been worse, they didn't manage to get any cash. It's scary for everyone. It's a pub that's close to my heart.

I felt physically sick. You read stories like this in the paper and don't think it is going to happen to you.

– Mike Hales, landlord

No arrests have been made.