Detectives have issued CCTV footage as they appeal for information about an armed robbery in Greater Manchester.

It happened at the Shell Greengate Service Station in Middleton, Rochdale, on Wednesday 27 May 2020.

Shortly before 10pm a man – who was armed with a gun – threatened staff and shot a bullet into the ceiling.

The man tried to access the till from across the counter, dropping his gun as he did so.

No one was injured during the robbery but staff were left shaken.

“This was a frightening incident which has left a number of people feeling anxious and fearful.

Detective Sergeant Richard Shelton

The man didn’t leave with any cash, but he did steal bottles of wine and tobacco before making off on foot towards Main Way.

  • Anyone with information about the robbery should call police on 0161 856 4668, quoting incident number 3121 of 27/05/2020.

  • Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.