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Sledgehammer gang set off fireworks during Costco robbery
2:29pm Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
A GANG of robbers stormed into a store armed with sledgehammers before setting off fireworks and then fleeing with jewellery.
The five men - dressed in white boiler suits, with their faces covered - targeted the Costco on Andover Road, Haydock, at about 8.30pm on Friday (September 14).
They set off a number of fireworks inside and were also armed with crowbars.
They broke into display cases and snatched jewellery, leaving staff terrified.
A blue Volkswagen Golf - believed to have been used by the robbers – was found abandoned nearby. It is undergoing forensic examinations.
Anyone with any information, or who may have seen the blue Golf in the area around this time is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 with information.