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On Thursday 20 October at around 6pm, Greater Manchester Police were called to a report of a knifepoint robbery on Ridgefield Street, Failsworth on the canal footpath near to the main Tesco.
The victim, a 44-year-old man, had a unique electric bike stolen, which is pictured below, and as a result suffered injuries to the head with a sharp style machete causing significant injury.
Detectives are now appealing for witnesses and would like to speak to the two distinctive men, also pictured below, in connection with this incident.
Detective Sergeant Matt Adshead of the Oldham CID said, “The victim thankfully did not suffer life changing injuries from this terrifying ordeal where he was held at knifepoint for his property before having a blow to the head.
“After our initial investigation we are now asking the for the help of the local community again to see if they witnessed anything at the time of the incident or recognise the two people we would like to speak to in connection with the incident.”
Any information that may help detectives in their investigation from the public are asked to call the Neighbourhood Crime Team at Oldham Police Station on 0161 856 4521 quoting incident 2642 of 20/10/2022.
Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.