Muggers snatch disabled man's gold chain outside supermarket
12:00am Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
A DISABLED man was left devastated after a gold chain — bought with money from his terminally-ill mother — was stolen.
Thieves preyed on the 50-year-old man while he was talking to a beggar outside Morrisons in Blackhorse Street, Bolton town centre.
One of the muggers undid the chain from around his neck and the pair fled at about 1.40pm on Monday.
The victim, from Tonge Fold, who wants to remain anonymous, has praised police for getting the sentimental item back for him.
He said: “I bought the chain six months ago because my mum has terminal cancer.
“I got it so when she does pass away I will be able to put her wedding ring on my chain.
“I was talking to a beggar, who I speak to often, when two men came over and one undid the chain from around my neck and ran off.
“I was very upset when they took it, I was distraught as I didn’t think I would get it back.”
He added that police responded quickly and officers drove him around Bolton to see if he could find the men responsible.
The victim spotted the suspects and alerted police.
But they had already sold his “priceless” chain to Cash Generators in Bolton town centre.
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