A six-year-old child and his father were waiting outside KFC in Oldham before being approached by two masked men who threatened both the six-year-old and his father with a hammer, demanding he hand over his car keys.
The young boy and his father were walking back to their car after enjoying a meal at the fast food restaurant on Huddersfield Road when they were targeted by two masked thugs, police said.
Scared for his child’s safety the gentleman handed over his keys and the two masked men drove off.
Police were called to the KFC Huddersfield Road at around 21.30 on Tuesday night.
Thankfully the fathers vehicle was recovered on Ribble Road, Oldham, several hours later, however a number of items had been stolen from the ca including the victim’s laptop.
Detectives are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward, they have described the two men as white, between 5ft 10in and 6ft tall and in their early 20s, both had their faces covered and wore dark-coloured tracksuit bottoms and tops.
Det Serg Alex Wilkinson from GMP’s serious acquisitive crime team based at Oldham said:
“This was an unprovoked attack on a father and his young child which has left them both terrified.
This was an unprovoked attack on a father and his young child
whichhas left them both terrified.
I would like to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to identify those responsible for committing this violent crime.
I would like to appeal for any witnesses to come forward who may have seen the incident take place, who saw anything suspicious in the area or who may have dashcam footage, to come forward.”
Det Serg Alex Wilkinson from GMP’s serious acquisitive crime team
Anyone has any information is asked to contact Oldham police station on 0161 856 4555, quoting log 2109 December 4. Reports can also be made via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.