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Appeal after Rolex watch taken from 31 year old man in Penwortham park

October 28, 2014, 1:10 pm

Police are appealing for information after a 31 year old man was robbed as he walked through Hurst Grange Park.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Sunday 26 October close to a park bench near the gatehouse.

It is believed that the victim was pushed to the ground by two men who he had just passed sitting on a bench. One man is thought to have held him to the ground and punched him whilst the other took a Rolex watch from his wrist. Both men then ran off down Valley Road.

The watch is a silver Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Datejust, featuring 10 diamonds, thought to be worth more than £6,500.

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.”

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