Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 - 08:11
Masked robbers who targeted a Timperley pub met their match as customers fought them off.
The three men – dressed in hoodies and face-covers – attempted to steal the contents of the till at the Sylvan Inn at 10:50pm on Sunday 25 September.
One of the men jumped behind the bar to access the till which prompted customers and staff to restrain the robber.
The man escaped and the other would-be robbers fled instantly, leaving behind a trainer lost in the commotion.
An anonymous witness described the event: “I was terrified. I didn’t think for one minute that anyone would stand up to them so I was pleasantly surprised.”
Detective Constable Andrew Taylor from Trafford CID said: “I must commend the bravery of these people, who confronted the three men with no thought for their own safety in an attempt to detain them.”
The three men fled via the front door and headed down Woodhouse Lane East towards Milton Drive.
Police are keen to obtain new information to help their case and said the man who jumped over the bar is white, of thin build, around 6ft in height, and was wearing all black clothing and a hoodie.
Detective Constable Taylor added: “We are determined to identify those responsible for this attempted robbery and stop them from targeting other businesses in the area. “If you saw these men running away from the pub at just after 10.50pm on Sunday night, or if you have any other information that may help our investigation, please get in touch. All calls will be treated in confidence.”
If you have information, call police at Trafford CID on 0161 856 7671 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.