Terrifying robbery with unidentified weapon at Middleton jewellers

Date published: 13 June 2024

Police are investigating after robbery with an unidentified weapon led to a "significant sum" of items being stolen from a Middleton jewellers. 

Officers attended Harvey’s the Jewellers at Middleton Shopping Centre at around 11am after reports that threat were made with an unidentified item.

It is believed that no-one was hurt in the incident.

Detective Constable Adnan Mehmood from our local investigation department said, “As this incident will still be fresh in the minds of those in the area at the time, we are now appealing for eye witness accounts to help us in our enquiries.

“We have specialist officers currently obtaining vital evidence from the scene to ensure we leave no stone unturned to find the person responsible.

“In addition to this, we have local patrols in place to offer a visible presence as we understand robberies can have a devastating impact on the victims and in this case the business too.

“We are actively pursuing all available lines of enquiry and are currently working around the clock to make sure we can make good and hopefully quick progress in this investigation to keep everyone safe.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 11.00am this morning (Thursday 13 June 2024), we were called to reports of a robbery from a business premises in Middleton Shopping Centre.

“No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

“Anyone with information or details that may help officers are asked to contact GMP on 101 quoting log 1088 of 13/06/2024. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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