Welcome to Manchester Confidential
Reset Password
The Confidential websites will be undergoing routine updates. This may cause the sites to go offline. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

You are here: Manchester ConfidentialNews.

Gusto Didsbury Robbed

Staff attacked by gun-wielding criminals

Written by . Published on January 31st 2012.


Gusto Didsbury Robbed

A restaurant waiter was attacked with the butt of a gun during a robbery in Didsbury.

At about 11.15pm on Sunday, 29 January 2012, three masked men went into Gusto restaurant on Wilmslow Road armed with a shotgun and knives.

“Thankfully, (staff) had the presence of mind to comply with the demands of the robbers – if they hadn’t, we could be talking about an even more serious crime."

They held the manager and three staff members at the back of the restaurant and forced the manager to open a safe.

During the incident one was hit on the back of his head with a butt of the gun while another was slashed on the side of a face with a knife.

The robbers then fled with a large amount of cash.

Neither victim were badly injured, but both were left badly shaken.

All of the robbers were white and two of them had slim builds. One was between 5ft 10in  and 6ft tall, wore a black bomber jacket and had a six inch knife while the other was about 5ft 7in tall and wore a grey sports jacket with dark sleeves and a large knife. The third offender - the gunman - was stockier than the others, about 5ft 10in tall and wore a black jacket and black gloves. He had a single barrelled shotgun, about 10 inches long.

Detective Constable Dave Lees, of South Manchester CID, said: “It is completely unacceptable to threaten restaurant staff who are simply trying to do their jobs.

“They work long hours and should never be subjected to violence at their place of work.

“Thankfully, they had the presence of mind to comply with the demands of the robbers – if they hadn’t, then we could be talking about an even more serious crime.

“I now want to hear from anyone who saw men acting suspiciously in the area to contact us. Your call could help us catch some violent criminals.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Longsight CID on 0161 856 4264 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Like what you see? Enter your email to sign up for our newsletters which are chock-a-block with more great reviews, news, deals and savings.

To post this comment, you need to login.Please complete your login information.
OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT HERE..
Or you can login using Facebook.

Latest Rants

Anonymous

Repeating,without any evidence the same point that socialism = public services is hardly…

 Read more
Anonymous

You absolutely right,I hate all these bloody nimbys stopping development and progress.Of course if…

 Read more
Anonymous

Manchester's size and climate isn't dissimilar to Rotterdam or Dusseldorf but the city is held back…

 Read more
Anonymous

Straying off the point again David, which is that investing in public services is socialist but as…

 Read more

Explore The Site

© Mark Garner t/a Confidential Direct 2017

Privacy | Careers | Website by: Planet Code | SEO by The eWord