Ram raiders smashed into a Co-op store using a Limousine at 2am in Salford.
Police patrols responded within minutes to the Ordsall Lane store to search for the offenders.
The police received a flurry of calls following a loud bang heard by residents on the Salford estate.
The limousine smashed into the Co-op situated at the bottom of luxury apartments close to Ordsall Riverside.
Anyone with any information about the assault should contact police on 101.
Information can be also passed anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.