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Information appeal made after man is robbed at knifepoint in Wigan

An appeal for information has been made after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Wigan. On Tuesday 4th October 2016, at about 9:55pm, an 18 year old male had been walking along Chequers Street, when he took out his iPhone from his pocket to pause the music he had been listening to when a stranger grabbed it.

The victim has then grabbed back his phone from the man before a second man has pushed him up against a wall and then pulled out a knife.

Afraid for his safety, the man has given up his phone to the offender who was carrying the knife, who has then demanded money but the victim said that he had none.

Both of the offenders have then made some further threats before they walked off laughing in the direction of Uncle Joes on Dorning Street.

The first offender has been described as being a white man in his late teens, approximately 5ft 9in tall and of skinny build with a spotty complexion and short ginger hair that was brushed forward. He spoke with a ‘fake’ Irish accent.

The second offender, who had the knife, has been described as being a white man in his early 20s, over 6ft tall and of chubby build with short black hair.

Detective Sergeant Nigel Rigby of GMP’s Wigan borough said ‘This was a cowardly attack which saw two men target a lone person who was minding his own business and walking home. We are keen to speak to anyone who may information that can assist us in finding the two responsible for this robbery and I would urge anybody who thinks they can help to contact police.’

Anyone who has got any information can get in touch with police on 101, quoting incident number 2447 of 04/10/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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