VIDEO: Meat cleaver-wielding thugs terrify customers in bungled Manchester bookmaker robbery

This chilling footage shows thugs waving a meat cleaver around as terrified customers watch on in horror during a bungled robbery in Manchester.

Around 8.15pm, on June 13, two men driving a dark blue Ford Focus pulled up outside Coral bookmakers on Moston Lane, Manchester.

Wearing balaclavas and one armed with a meat cleaver, the men left the car and entered the shop.

The meat clever-wielding man approached the cashier’s desk and started smashing the security glass demanding money as the other man guarded the entrance door.

The men quickly fled the scene empty handed when the alarm was set off.

Detective Constable Nick Kershaw of Greater Manchester Police said: “The dark blue Ford Focus had tinted black windows and was parked outside the bookmakers for several minutes before the two offenders went inside.

“We would ask if anyone saw this car or the two men before or after the robbery to contact the police”

Both offenders were described as black, wearing balaclavas and wearing dark clothing with their hoods up.

One man was described as 6ft tall with a very slim build while the other man was described as 5ft 6 and of a very stocky build.

Anyone with information should call the police on 0161 856 3925 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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