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Gun-axe terror in street robbery

Date published: 08 July 2014

TWO men threatened and robbed four people at gunpoint yesterday in Oldham’s second gun-related crime in just over a week.

The men, aged 19 to 23, were sitting in a VW Golf in Busk Road, Chadderton, at around 1.50am yesterday, when a gunman approached and put the weapon to the driver’s head.

He was with an accomplice carrying an axe and ordered all four out of the vehicle.

The men were then told to empty their pockets and hand over the keys and both offenders made off in the car but stalled it and ran off towards Denmark Street.

Both men are described as being Asian and 5ft 7in tall.

One was of large build and wore a blue balaclava, blue cardigan jacket, khaki Timberland boots and held a pistol.

The second wore a sock hat covering his face, black cardigan jacket and held an axe.

This terrifying ordeal comes just eight days after one man aged 19 was shot in the stomach and another aged 20 was shot in the buttocks while in a parked car in St Mary’s at 10.20pm on June 29.

Andrew Marcus Burke (35), of Holland Road, Crumpsall, has been charged with possession of a firearm in relation to the St Mary’s shooting.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161-856 9063 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555 111.
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Comments

Worrying that parts of the town I once felt at home are now places where I would not feel safe walking at night

It won't be long before the streets are patrolled by armed officers.
I am seriously looking at moving away from Oldham, it is no longer a nice place to be and no amount of money and metrolinks etc will remove the people wielding these weapons.

maybe if everyone carried a gun this would not happen, maybe.

 

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