FOUR men brandishing weapons stole "high-value items" during a terrifying armed robbery in broad daylight.

Police were called to reports of a robbery on Bradshawgate, Leigh shortly before 4.30pm on Saturday, February 3.

Police said no injuries have been reported, but several high-value items were stolen and a "significant amount of criminal damage" was inflicted on the premises.

Initial inquiries have suggested that a group of four men entered the premises brandishing weapons, before leaving in a black Audi.

Officers are now appealing to the public for further information. Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area in the lead-up to, during, or after the incident who could help identify those responsible.

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Detective Constable Murphy from Wigan CID said: “This was a serious and well-organised incident which occurred in broad daylight, placing members of the public at risk.

"Fortunately, no one was injured, but it was understandably a frightening ordeal for the store workers and those who witnessed this.

“I would urge members of the public who have any information relating to this incident to please come forward. No matter how small the information may seem, it could prove vital to our investigation.”

"Information can be shared by calling 101 or using the LiveChat function online at quoting log 2412 of 3/2/24.

“Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”