Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage of an attempted robbery of a fish and chip shop in Atherton on 11 February.
Police said the suspect 'pointed what appeared to be a gun wrapped in a plastic bag at the staff behind the counter, demanding that they open the till.'
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However, the bent shape of the object in the bag had some questioning the exact nature of the concealed device.
Some UK news outlets speculated it could even be a banana, but it is not possible to confirm this from the footage alone.
Either way, the suspect fled empty handed.