The reaction follows the release of CCTV footage in Manchester, which shows a shop worker being assaulted by two robbers armed with a machete. An AlertSystems spokesperson responds to the story.
Police have released CCTV footage of the moment two armed robbers charged into a local store in Salford, Manchester before assaulting a shop worker with a machete. The worker was sat behind his counter when the two masked men entered the shop, and swipes were repeatedly taken at him with the weapon.
The men left the store with cash from the till and cigarettes, while police have condemned the ‘appalling’ level of violence during the theft. The shop worker is now recovering after surgery to a deep head wound, and police have issued a public appeal in an attempt to gather information surrounding the incident.
“I am appalled at the level of violence and intimidation used by the men on an innocent shop assistant who was just doing his job,” claimed Detective Constable Derek Nellany. “The man was trying to protect the business but in doing so was brutally attacked. The offenders both wore very distinctive clothing and I ask people to have a good look at the footage. If you recognise the men in the images or the distinctive clothing, please contact police immediately.”
The man with the machete is described as white and aged between his late teens and early twenties. He was wearing a facemask and black top during the incident, with a thick, light-coloured stripe down both arms, a white T-shirt and black trousers. The second man is described as white and of a similar age, wearing a blue hooded top with the words ‘California Pasadena’ in larger lettering on the back.
AlertSystems, a leading provider of CCTV solutions across the UK, takes a keen interest in reports such as this. A spokesperson provided this statement: “This footage shows the lengths some people will go to in order to make away with some cash, and it’s fortunate the shop worker is now okay and recovering in hospital.
“Hopefully a member of the public will be able to come forward with information regarding the suspects. With the CCTV footage recorded, we can have a good look at these two men and try to track them down. If your business isn’t protected by CCTV then now is the time to think about it, as it offers a proven way of keeping your premises safer and more secure.”
AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.
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