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Manchester robbery: Three hospitalised after armed gang raid cafe

The Independent logo The Independent 12/01/2019

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Customers were forced to hand over their personal belongings and a set of car keys during the attack at the premises on Princess Road in the Moss Side area of Manchester.

Three people have been taken to hospital after robbers armed with a shotgun, baseball bat and machete raided a café in Manchester, police said.

The robbers fled the scene in a white Range Rover belonging to one of the victims and a white BMW 3 series.

Three members of the public, aged in their twenties, were rushed to hospital following the incident at about 10.30am on Saturday.

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Their injuries are not thought to be serious, Greater Manchester Police said.

Police officers later found the stolen Range Rover on Bowland Drive in Fallowfield.

Four men aged 18, 19, 23 and 58, and two boys aged 17, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They remain in custody for questioning.

Superintendent Mark Dexter said: "Thankfully no-one was seriously injured but the victims have been left understandably shaken following this incident.

"It is thanks to the swift action of our officers that we now have six men in custody but this investigation is still very much ongoing and officers will be in the area today continuing with enquiries.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or anyone with dashcam footage of the BMW or Range Rover around the time of the incident."

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