POLICE APPEAL AFTER AN ATTEMPTED CASH MACHINE THEFT AT CO-OP IN ORDSALL
Police in Salford are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a Co-op in Orsdall.
At around 5.10am on Friday 11 September 2020 police were called to a report of a burglary at the Co-op on Ordsall Lane, Salford.
Officers attended and enquiries established that three men wearing face coverings had attempted to steal a cash machine from the store, causing damage to the shop front.
The offenders are then believed to have fled the scene with money from the cash machine in a blue Jeep Cherokee.
Police say that no injuries have been reported.
So far no arrests have been made and enquiries remain ongoing.
Police Constable Christopher Hatton of GMP's Salford Division, said:
"Thankfully no injuries have been reported to us but this was a brazen attack in which these men have made off with money leaving considerable damage behind.
"We want to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or have dash-cam footage of the robbery or anyone acting suspiciously in the area. We are particularly keen to speak with anyone who may have information on the vehicle used during the incident or know the direction in which they fled."
This is not the first time that the store has been targeted by thieves, in min December 2019 a Limousine was used to ram raid the shop not long after it opened.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5471 quoting incident number 435 of 11/09/2020. Reports can also be made anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A taxi driver has died following a road traffic collision in Salford last week (Thursday 10th September)
Police are appealing to the public for information after a 46-year-old taxi driver died two days after a serious road traffic collision in Salford.
At around 9am on Thursday 10 September 2020, a grey Renault Megane taxi was travelling northbound on Trafford Road before turning right onto Phoebe Street.
The taxi collided with a brown Audi A3 which was travelling southbound on Trafford Road.
The driver of the taxi – a 46-year-old man – suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he sadly died on Saturday 12 September.
The driver of the Audi A3 – a 22-year-old man – suffered minor injuries and is assisting police with their enquiries.
A third vehicle – a black Audi A5 – was also travelling southbound on Trafford Road when the incident occurred but failed to remain at the scene.
The driver – a 27-year-old man – was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.
Officers are appealing to anyone with dash cam footage or who witnessed the collision to contact them as part of their ongoing enquiries.
Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:
Anyone with any information or dash cam footage should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 680 of 10/09/2020. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
We are being asked what the funny smell in the air is around Ordsall?
Salford folks have been reporting a smell of burning rubber and that is exactly what it is, as someone has set alight a number of tyres on waste ground near to Robert Hall Street.
Black smoke could be seen rising above the area and drifting towards the area.
There is no risk to life or property.
Firefighters are currently on scene and tackling the blaze.
GM Fire said:
On Friday 20 July 2018 police received a report that a credit card had been stolen from a Manchester city centre office on Lloyd Street two days prior and used on a lavish spending spree in luxury stores throughout Manchester and the Trafford Centre.
Jewellery and electronics were among some of the items the credit card was used to purchase, with the bill running into tens of thousands of pounds over two days.
Detective Sergeant Daniel Hadfield from GMP’s north Manchester team said:
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4409, alternatively call 101 or Crimewatch anonymously on 0800 555 111.