Police appealing for information after armed robbery at pub in Bolton

Police have released CCTV of two men they want to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Bolton.

At around 11:55pm on Monday 18 November 2019, two men armed with machetes entered the Ye Jolly Crofters on Chorley Old Road in Horwich.

They threatened two members of staff – a woman in her 50s and another in her 30s, neither were injured but they have been left shaken, according to Greater Manchester Police.

The offenders fled with a large quantity of cash in what police believe is a Vauxhall Astra car.

Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The first man is described as being between 5ft 10 inches and 6 ft tall, of a slim build and wearing a navy blue tracksuit and black gloves, police also believe he was carrying a yellow bag.

The second offender is described as being 5ft 5 inches tall and of a slim build, police believe he was wearing a black bubble coat, black tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable Suzanne Barrett, of GMP’s Bolton division, says: "This was a very traumatic experience for the two victims in their place of work.

"We are committed to identifying those responsible and bringing them to justice so we’re releasing this CCTV in the hope that someone saw people in the area at the time who match the descriptions.

"We also want to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery or has information which may assist us with our investigation."

Anyone who has information about the robbery should contact police on 0161 856 6767 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 500 111.