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Rolex watch snatched from man in Penwortham park robbery

Posted on - 28th October, 2014 - 9:36am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Penwortham
The Rolex taken is worth more than £6,500

The Rolex taken is worth more than £6,500

A Penwortham man was robbed of his Rolex watch while walking through a park.

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The 31 year old man was walking through Hurst Grange Park around 5.30pm on Sunday.

He had just walked passed two men sitting on a bench when Lancashire Police say the men got up and pushed him to the ground.

The victim was held down and police say another man punched him while the other took the Rolex watch worth more than £6,500 from the man’s wrist.

The two men ran off down Valley Road.

The watch is a silver Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Datejust, which includes 10 diamonds.

One of the men is described as mixed race, around 6ft 4 tall of a slim build with black hair, short on the back and sides and thought to be aged around 36 years old. He was wearing black and blue Adidas tracksuit bottoms with three white stripes down the legs and a blue jumper.

The other man is described as white, around 5ft 6 tall of a slim build with short brown hair and is thought to be in his early 30s, around 32 years old.

DS Jerry Sturgess of Preston Police said: “The item stolen is very specific and we would appeal for anyone who may have any knowledge of this watch in circulation to contact police.

“Similarly if anyone witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist us with our enquiries, please get in touch with police on 101 quoting SA1400996.”

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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