An appeal for information has been made by police after two robberies in Wigan. a little before 9.30pm on Sunday 4th September 2016, a man had been walking along Caroline Street when two men have approached him, the men have sprayed substance in the victim’s face before stealing from him and then fleeing from the scene.
The first of the two men has been described as having a tanned complexion, stocky build, a bald head and wearing a blue jacket and black pants.
The second of the two men has been described as being smaller than the first man and wearing dark clothing and a dark baseball cap.
The second of the incidents took place a little before 3am on Monday 5th September 2016, when a woman had been walking along Fog Lane when she was approached by two men. The men have sprayed an unknown substance in the woman’s face before stealing her handbag and phone and then fleeing from the scene.
An investigation has been launched and police believe the two incidents are linked.
Detective Sergeant Steve Baldam, of GMP’s Wigan borough, said ‘These two incidents have left both victims shaken and it is fortunate they were not seriously injured. We are following a number of lines of enquiry but we believe that these are linked.
‘I would like to appeal to anyone that was in the area at the time and saw anybody acting suspiciously to contact the police.’
Anybody who has got any information can get in touch with police on 101, quoting incident number 2353 of 04/09/16 or 198 of 05/09/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.