Footage of a cash-in-transit courier’s daylight robbery has been released by Greater Manchester Police.

Two men threatened a cash-in-transit courier with a firearm, which was discharged into the air during the incident.

They then left in a purple VW Golf with a stolen cash box – which contained no cash – before setting the vehicle on fire off Allotment Road, Cadishead.

The courier was unharmed during the incident.

screenshot from police footage

Sergeant Karl Dalton of GMP’s Salford District said:

“As the footage shows – this was a terrifying ordeal to live through for the cash-in-transit courier.

“Thanks in part to his remarkably calm-handling of the situation, he was left unharmed and despite the psychological impact of crimes like this, he is recovering well.

“The footage we have released is very clear. While the men have their faces covered, we’re confident that someone may recognise them.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5168 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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