Tag: Robbery

Man in court over Wythenshawe robbery

A man has  appeared in court, charged in connection with the robbery of a woman in her 70s in Wythenshawe.

Daniel Kavanagh, aged 31, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of robbery and appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

At around 6.45pm on Friday 22 March 2019, police were called to reports that a woman in her 70s had been robbed while she was walking along Burnsall Walk, Wythenshawe.

Brooklands store raided in armed robbery

2643922800_962838c834_zPolice are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at a convenience store in Maple Road, Brooklands on Tuesday.

Staff and customers were held at gunpoint during the raid at the Coop shortly after 8.30pm on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

The men armed with a suspected gun and a hammer – entered the convenience store and threatened members of staff and customers whilst demanding cash from the tills.

The robbers – who were all dressed in black – fled on foot with a quantity of cash and cigarettes along Maple Road towards Wendover Road,  the offenders then got into a vehicle and left the scene.

Specific details of the car are not known but police want to speak to anyone who saw a silver Nissan Micra or a Light Blue Audi in the area at the time.

Officers attended and a scene remains in place as enquiries are carried out.

Detective Sergeant Tim Berry, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “Thankfully no-one was injured during this incident but several people who were in the store at the time have been left incredibly shaken at the hands of these men.

“We are reviewing CCTV footage and are collating witness statements as part of our enquiries but would urge anyone who saw a silver Nissan Micra or a Light Blue Audi or anyone acting suspiciously in the area last night to get in touch with us.

“We are determined to find the men responsible so if you have any information that could assist our investigation, please call police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 2001 of 15/01/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Wythenshawe family held at gunpoint in robbery ordeal

2643922800_962838c834_zA 14-year-old girl was threatened with a gun and a man attacked with an axe during a robbery at their family home in Wythenshawe.

The ordeal happened on Tuesday night (October 16th) at around 9.30pm when thieves – armed with what was thought to be a gun and an axe –  forced their way through the front door of the house on Goldie Avenue in the Peel Hall area.

Police say a 14-year-old girl was held at gunpoint and forced to hand over her mobile phone. Continue reading “Wythenshawe family held at gunpoint in robbery ordeal”

Men jailed after subjecting taxi driver to robbery ordeal

BurrowsMacdonald montageA taxi driver was left afraid to go back to work after he was attacked and robbed by two men and a teenage girl in Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe.

Samuel Burrows, aged 21, of no fixed address was jailed for three years and six months and Calvin Macdonald aged 20 of Stoneacre Road, Wythenshawe was jailed for two years, both for robbery. Continue reading “Men jailed after subjecting taxi driver to robbery ordeal”

Police appeal for witnesses to Tesco robbery

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Details have now been released of a robbery at Tesco in Baguley last weekend, revealed in the Wythenshawe Reporter on Monday.


Police are appealing for witnesses after robbers armed with sledge-hammers raided the store on Altrincham Road shortly before 10pm on Sunday 10 April.

The men approached the front of the store on Altrincham Road, having arrived in a black car. Two of four men used sledgehammers to smash the front window of the store. Continue reading “Police appeal for witnesses to Tesco robbery”