CCTV footage of bungling raiders dropping cash after raid
Saturday 14th April 2018 15:13 Droylsden News Posted by Nigel Skinner

Police have released CCTV footage after bungling raiders dropped cash as they fled from the scene of a robbery in Droylsden.

The robbery happened just before 1pm on Saturday, March 17, when two men went into a travel agents on Queens Walk in the town and demanded cash from members of staff inside.

Threatened, the staff handed over money to the duo, which they stuffed down their trousers before fleeing towards Craven Street, where they got into a silver car.

But CCTV footage released by police shows wads of cash dropping from the duo’s trousers and blowing away across the road in the wind behind them.

One of the offenders makes a hapless attempt to cling onto the money while stepping into the middle of the road to try and retrieve notes strewn behind.

Detective Constable Phil Scargill of GMP’s Tameside borough, said: “This duo threatened innocent people working in the travel agents and should know their actions are utterly unacceptable.

“We would like to speak to the two men in the CCTV footage in connection with this incident, but we need the public’s help with this.

“I’d urge anyone who saw something that stood out from the ordinary that day, or who caught sight of the offenders as they fled from the travel agents, to please get in touch with police and share what you know.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9262, quoting incident number 1122 of 17/03/18. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.