Councillor of Blackley assures safety amidst current robbery cases 

  • councillor speaks after the police appeal for information concerning robberies in Blackley
  • Councillor encourages residents to cooperate with the police
  • councillor assures residents of safety in blackley

Olusegan Ogunbambo, councillor of higher Blackley, has urged residents of Blackley to keep calm and support the police with any information that will help in the recent robbery cases in Blackley. 

This comes after the police appealed for information following series of robberies in Blackley and Moston. 

According to the Greater Manchester Police, the robberies occurred on Sunday 1 October 2023 at a store in Victoria Avenue. Thursday 5 October at a store on Haverfield Road, Sunday 8 October at a store on Victoria Avenue and on Sunday 22 October at a store on Victoria Avenue and 27 October at a store on Hill Lane which resulted in a worker receiving a Minor injury. 

Detective Sargent Qadir Hussain, from GMP’s City of Manchester district said: “We have been utilising all the lines of enquiry as we investigate these robberies, and I want to reassure the community that we are determined to find the person responsible”. 

Councillor Olesugan Ogunbambo said: ” I am aware of this, and measures have been taken in place and we are also getting the co-operation of the members of the community in helping the police to arrest the perpetrators of this crime 

“The councillor concluded by encouraging residents to report anything suspicious and avoid going out in non-lit areas. He said:” I hope and think that the person will be arrested soon, and life will be normal as it used to be.”