Shop assistant threatened with a knife during armed robbery in Heywood

Date published: 24 October 2021

A man wielding a knife stole money and tobacco from the Premier Convenience Store on Middleton Road, Heywood on Saturday morning (23 October).

The man entered the store at around 7am and threatened an employee before demanding money from the till. He then fled the store with money and tobacco.

He is believed to have fled in the direction of Manchester Road towards Heywood Town Centre.

Thankfully no one was injured.

The man is described as approximately 20-years-old, white, around 5'5 in height and of slim build. He was also wearing light grey jogging bottoms, a navy blue hooded top and white baseball cap.

It is also believed before the robbery he had been in the Charles Street area, close to the Black Swan pub.

Anyone with information, CCTV, mobile or dash-cam footage is encouraged to contact police on 0161 856 1707 or 101 quoting incident log 837 of 23/10/21.

Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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