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Butcher robbed of takings
Tuesday 8th June, 2010

Police are hunting a knife-wielding robber who stole the day's takings from a butcher.

Just after 5.25pm on Tuesday 1 June 2010, the 49-year-old victim left Wigan Cricket Club, Bull Hey, after working there for the day.

As he walked across the car park, a masked offender approached the victim, threatened him with a knife and demanded that he hand over the takings.

He then stole a quantity of cash and ran off in the direction of Parsons Walk.

The victim was uninjured but left shocked by the robbery.

The offender was described as a white man, aged between 20 and 25 years old, with a medium build, and around 5ft 9ins tall. He wore a grey top with long sleeves and a zip front and light blue jeans.

Detective Constable Andrew Doran, of Wigan CID, said: "This was a daylight robbery in which a local businessman lost his day's takings at knifepoint.

"I now want to hear from anyone with information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be.

"If any of your friends or family came home with a large amount of money with no explanation of where they got it from then please call.

"We treat all incidents of this nature extremely seriously and will be investigating this matter vigorously to try and find the person responsible."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7259 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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