Pedestrians robbed by gunmen as they walk along street in Worsley

The Bolton News: Gunmen target two men during evening robberies Gunmen target two men during evening robberies

TWO men have been left “traumatised” after they were threatened at gunpoint in Worsley.

The victims, a 27-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, who are not known to each other but were walking close together, were walking along Park Road in the direction of Stanley Road when they were threatened by gunmen.

The gunmen came from behind bushes near to the railway bridge at about 11.45pm.

The 27-year-old man was threatened with a sawn off shotgun by one man, who stole his phone and money.

The second victim had his phone and money stolen by the second criminal, who is thought to have been carrying a pistol.

Both of the robbers ran off towards the bridge and down the embankment.

The man with the shotgun was said to be 6ft 2in tall and slim. He had his face covered and spoke with a local accent.

The second was 5ft 10in tall, wore dark clothes and had his face covered.

Det Con Steve Powell said: “Both victims did not know each other and were walking about a metre apart before they were targeted near to the bridge.

“We believe the men were hiding in bushes, waiting for someone to walk past before they have targeted them.

“Although no one was physically hurt, both men have been left traumatised by their ordeal.

"I would ask anyone who may have either seen the robbery or seen two men running down the embankment near to the bridge, to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can phone police on 0161 8565097 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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3:51pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gore Seer says...

Guns On The Street No way, Are Police Have Complete Control On Gun Crime.
Guns On The Street No way, Are Police Have Complete Control On Gun Crime. Gore Seer
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3:00pm Wed 9 Jul 14

JustBecause says...

Gore Seer wrote:
Guns On The Street No way, Are Police Have Complete Control On Gun Crime.
Speak English man...... :)

I very much doubt these were real guns, street robbery using guns (in this area) is not a common occurrence, that said the victims wouldn't have know that, let's hope the smack heads get caught soon.
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: Guns On The Street No way, Are Police Have Complete Control On Gun Crime.[/p][/quote]Speak English man...... :) I very much doubt these were real guns, street robbery using guns (in this area) is not a common occurrence, that said the victims wouldn't have know that, let's hope the smack heads get caught soon. JustBecause
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