Police in Manchester are still investigating two armed robberies at a hotel and restaurant last week. The first occurred at the 280-seat Crimble restaurant in Heywood, Greater Manchester.

General manager Miguel Miras said four men wearing balaclavas entered the restaurant while staff were closing and waiting for taxis on Monday. The men, who were armed with guns, a sledgehammer and an axe, made off with “a substantial amount of money” after threatening staff. No one was hurt, but staff were shaken. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact police on 0161-856 8751.

The day before, two men armed with handguns robbed the Premier Lodge in River Street, Manchester. They threatened the receptionist and stole a small amount of cash before running out of the hotel. Anyone with information can contact police on 0161-856 3240.

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