Detectives are appealing for information after attempted robbery in Longsight Park, Bolton
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At around 2pm on Sunday 2 October 2022, police were called to an incident involving a 65-year-old victim who was approached by two males in dark clothing, wearing face coverings and threatened him for the keys to his Range Rover vehicle.
The two suspects are believed to be both white males and approximately around the age of 20, having slim builds and heights of around 5’8” and 5’10”.
One suspect had a black baseball cap, black jogging bottoms and black tracksuit, wearing a ski mask covering the lower part of his face and was armed with a machete.
The other suspect also had a black baseball cap with a distinctive red trim, black jogging bottoms, black tracksuit top and wearing a full-face balaclava. This male was armed with what is believed to be a dagger.
After refusing to comply, the victim sustained two slash style stab injuries to the stomach which required hospital treatment after emergency services became aware and attended immediately.
Subsequently, the police helicopter and air ambulance were also present at the scene shortly after.
A 15-year-old male was later arrested at the location and has since been bailed pending further enquiries.
Now the Bolton district are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have vital information to assist with the investigation in identifying the suspects described above.
Detective Inspector, Stuart Woodhead of Bolton’s CID said; “We understand this will be a worrying incident for those in the local area, but rest assured we are working hard to identify the two suspects and continue to increase patrols as a result to offer visible reassurance.
“This happened in broad daylight in a public place, so we would urge anyone with details either of the incident or who may know who the two suspects are to come forward in confidence as our investigation continues and we look at all possible lines of enquiry.”
If anyone has any information they are urged to ring the district direct on 0161 856 5757. Alternatively details can be shared via the LiveChat portal on gmp.police.uk or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.