Police have released pictures of a man they are looking for after nearly £30,000 was stolen in an armed robbery at a supermarket.
Armed police were called to an Asda store on Princess Road, Manchester, on Saturday morning after reports of an armed robbery where a man pointed what was thought to be a black pistol at a security guard, making off with a bag of cash containing around £28,500.
The security guard wasn't physically injured, Greater Manchester Police said, but was left shaken by the ordeal.
Nobody has been arrested so far, but investigators are trawling CCTV and speaking to potential witnesses, the force said.
It has released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
He is described as white, aged between 30 and 40, of medium build and who was wearing a green parka jacket, dark Adidas hat, black gloves, dark tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers.
He is understood to have been in the area around the time of the incident and left in the direction of Princess Parkway heading away from City Centre riding a silver-framed mountain bike with black writing on it.
Detective Inspector Kat McKeown, of Greater Manchester Police's Longsight CID, said: "I can’t imagine the fear that the security guard felt when the offender committed this terrifying and outrageous act.
"We know there were people near the supermarket who will also have felt shock and fright at the incident, and I can assure everyone concerned that we are working tirelessly to identify and capture the man responsible.
"So far we have spoken to a number of people and we are keen to ensure that everyone who was in the area on Saturday morning, and who could have information, is spoken to – so if you haven’t already then please contact us."
Anyone with information should call us police on 0161 856 6049 or 101 quoting incident 1018 of 24/09/2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.