Three people were taken to hospital after armed raiders targeted a cafe in Manchester.
Customers at the Moss Side venue were threatened by three men carrying a suspected shotgun, a machete and a baseball bat.
The raiders demanded the victims hand over their personal belongings and a set of car keys, before escaping in a victim’s Range Rover and a white BMW 3 Series.
Three members of the public – aged in their 20s – who were in the cafe at the time of the robbery were taken to hospital following the incident at about 10.30am on Saturday. Their injuries are not thought to be serious, said Greater Manchester Police.
Officers later found the stolen Range Rover on Bowland Drive in Fallowfield.
Four men aged 18, 19, 23 and 58 and two males aged 17 have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They remain in custody for questioning.
Superintendent Mark Dexter said: ‘Thankfully no-one was seriously injured but the victims have been left understandably shaken following this incident.
‘It is thanks to the swift action of our officers that we now have six men in custody but this investigation is still very much ongoing and officers will be in the area today continuing with inquiries.
‘We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or anyone with dashcam footage of the BMW or Range Rover around the time of the incident.’
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4409 or 101, quoting incident number 684 of 12/01/19, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.