A MAN pretending to be a customer at an opticians threatened a staff member with a knife, police have said.
The staff member was assaulted during the terrifying incident at Atkins-Sutcliffe Eyecare on Castle Street in Edgeley, Stockport.
Police said the man posed as a customer enquiring about glasses.
The man then threatened and attacked the worker, before a struggle ensued and the man fled from the scene on a bike before police were called.
Greater Manchester Police are treating the incident at around 3.50pm on Thursday, January 3, as an attempted robbery.
They posted about the incident on their Facebook page and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with further information can contact GMP on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 11 quoting log number 1200 of 03/01/19.