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Mossley moneybags mystery
Monday 20th February 2017 @ 16:13 by Lee Wild
Mossley & Saddleworth News

Police are appealing for help in solving the mystery of a man running across a field in Mossley carrying bags of money.

They’ve released dash-cam footage of the bizarre incident that took place on 18 January last month.

The footage comes courtesy of a motorist that recorded two men running across fields in Mossley, one carrying bags filled with cash.

The two men were running in the opposite direction to a white van that had been abandoned on Broad Carr Lane.

Broad Carr Lane, Mossley

When police officers arrived at the scene, they found an unopened cash box with money inside, but were unable to locate the two men.

Greater Manchester Police have released the footage hoping to identify a man they want to speak to.

Police believe it’s related to an incident that took place at around 1:50PM on the same day where money was stolen from a cash-in-transit driver on Old Church Street in Failsworth.

A man wearing dark clothing and a multi-coloured motorcycle helmet approached the driver in the yard of a supermarket and threatened to blind him with an unknown substance contained in a plastic squeezable bottle.

The offender snatched bags of cash from the driver before being driven off by another man on a Yamaha R6 Motorcycle.

Detective Constable Phil Caine of Greater Manchester Police’s City of Manchester Team said: “The nature of this incident is truly shocking and we need to make sure those responsible are off our streets, unable to cause any more harm.

“I am hoping that by releasing the CCTV and dash-cam footage we will be able to identify the people in the footage, specifically the man running with the cash bags.

“If you recognise the people in the footage or recognise the descriptions of the people in the area at that time, please get in touch.”