/ Man robbed as he waited for roadside assistance

Man robbed as he waits for roadside assistance in Higher Ince.

At around 7am on Wednesday 4 October 2017, police were called to Manchester Road to reports that a man had been robbed.

The victim, a 70-year-old man, had been driving his blue colour Chrysler Estate when he stopped and discovered a pin in his tyre.

As he was waiting for the roadside assistance to arrive, two men approached his car from behind and forced open the door.

These men demanded that the victim get out of the car, threatening him with a knife, before dragging him by his jacket, onto the floor.

They stole the victim’s keys from him and then got into the car and drove off toward the centre of Wigan.

Detective Constable Andrew Hill of GMP’s Wigan Borough, said: “The panic this man must have felt as he was dragged out of his own car and threatened at knife-point is unimaginable.

“These men saw an opportunity and took advantage of the victim who was unlucky enough to get a flat tyre.

“This happened at a time when people will have been travelling to work and going about their day, so I’m urging anyone who saw something suspicious, to please come forward and help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7124 or 101, quoting incident number 347 of 04/10/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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