Hapless thief has no luck at fish and chip shop

He waved what appeared to be a gun at shop staff

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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.

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