A MAN was robbed of his wallet as he walked home in Tyldesley.

The 48-year-old victim was walking home from Poundstretcher store at Hindsford and after crossing Shakerley Road he walked down a path leading towards Ellesmere Street.

A man approached him and asked if he had two £10 notes in exchange for a £20 note. When the victim reached into his pocket for his wallet he was grabbed by the throat and his attacker snatched his wallet and threw it to another man who rode off on a mountain bike.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information about the robbery that happened near Union Street at about 6.20pm on Thursday, October 11.

The robber is described as white, 6ft tall and had a pock marked face. He wore a dark baseball cap, dark tracksuit bottoms with stripes down the side and a dark jacket.

His accomplice was, about 20-years-old, 5ft 6in tall and stocky. He wore a grey hat and dark clothing.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7352 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.