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Manchester Robbery: CCTV Shows Violent Attack
Police have released footage of the moment a gang of robbers burst into a supermarket armed with a crowbar, an axe and a hammer.
Two shop staff were lucky to survive the attack, which happened at a store in Greater Manchester as they were locking up.
The pictures show the four men - all wearing hoods or balaclavas - grapple with the workers as they gain entry to the building, where they stole a large sum of money.
One of the robbers, wearing a grey hooded tracksuit top, can be seen raining down blow after blow with a hammer - his target just out of shot.
The raid happened at the KP Supermarket in Tavistock Square, Harpurhey, Greater Manchester, at 8.15pm on Saturday.
One of the staff managed to call the police while the gang was still in the store, but they drove away from the scene moments later in a waiting car.
The two workers, men aged 50 and 37, suffered head and back injuries and were left shocked by the attack - but their injuries are not life-threatening.
All four robbers are white, thought to be aged between 25 and 28 and were wearing balaclavas or hoods and dark clothing.
Detective Constable Tina McAndrew of North Manchester CID said: "The robbers used shocking levels of violence during this raid.
"The staff were effectively rushed by the robbers, so they had little option but to struggle with them. They clearly came off much worse as these offenders were determined to use whatever violent means necessary to escape with the cash."
:: Anyone with information is asked to call North Manchester CID on 0161 8563240 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.