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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.

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