Shortly before 11.35am on Sunday 1 July 2012, police were called to Choice Jewellers on Wilmslow Road to reports of a robbery.
A person dressed in a burka approached the jewellery shop with a baby’s pram.
They pressed the door bell and were allowed access, they blocked the door with the pram and took out an axe.
A car pulled up outside the shop and three men got out of the car, one of them was holding a sledgehammer and another a sword.
They went into the shop and smashed the glass cabinets where the jewellery was stored.
The offenders ran out of the shop with a large quantity of jewellery. They smashed the front shop window to grabbed more Jewellery and drove off down Walmer Street.
The first offender is described as a tall person wearing a burka.
The three offenders who got out of the car were all dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered by balaclavas.
Detective Constable Ian Wrench, said: “The men who carried out this frightening robbery need to be caught so I would ask anyone who saw the men either going in or out of the shop to please call us.
“The Jewellery stolen is worth quite a lot of money, and the robbers may try to sell it on the black market.
“I would urge anyone who is offered Jewellery from anyone other than a licensed dealer to not fall victim by buying these stolen goods and call us immediately.
“I would ask that anyone with information, no matter how trivial it might seem, call us as it could be vital to finding these men.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Longsight Integrated Neighbourhood Team on 0161 856 4402 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.