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Axe wielding burglars leave shop without money but return for a packet of crisps

Kim Pilling

Published 09/11/2011 | 14:46

ROBBERS armed with a hammer and axe stole just a single packet of Monster Munch crisps from a newsagents.

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The raiders entered the shop in Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, on Sunday afternoon and demanded cash but left empty-handed.



They then returned and made off with the crisps.



Police Constable Lucy Pearson, from Greater Manchester Police's Volume Crime Team, said: "These men have twice entered the shop armed with weapons and threatened the owner yet have risked their liberty for a single bag of crisps.



"That said the quantity of goods stolen in no way lessens the seriousness of this crime, which is an armed robbery, plain and simple. "



One offender is described as white, 6ft, and was wearing a black hooded top over a blue hooded top.



The other offender is described as white, 5ft 5in and was wearing a grey Nike hooded jumper and balaclava.



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