A ROBBER armed with a knife threatened a worker at a Leigh hotel.

Three men tried to break into the Greyhound Sporting Lodge on Warrington Road but failed to gain access.

They managed to get inside a second time and demanded cash while one of them wielded a knife.

The trio left the scene with a quantity of cash and the CCTV system in a bid to cover up their crime.

The suspect carrying the knife is described as white, around 6"2, of medium build and wearing a grey hoody.

He had a dark coloured scarf covering his face and dark gloves.

The other two were also wearing hoodies.

One was pale grey and the other was a black hoody with an Adidas logo on the front.

The incident happened around 1.20am on Monday, April 30.

Detective Constable Christopher Waddicar, from GMP’s Wigan borough, said: “Although the men didn’t physically attack the staff member, he would have been terrified during this ordeal.

“You don’t expect three robbers to threaten you with a knife while you are at work and the victim genuinely feared for his life.

“These men thought by stealing the CCTV they wouldn’t leave any trace but we are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify them.

“If you know anything to do with this robbery or saw a group of men acting suspiciously in the area, then please call police immediately.”

If you have any information about the incident contact the police on 0161 856 7292 quoting incident number 94 of April 30.

Alternatively, get in touch with Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 55 111.