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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in Wigan.
Between 8.15am and 8.30am on Thursday 14th August 2014, a 46-year-old woman was walking down a canal towpath between Warrington Road and Chapel Lane when she was approached by a man.
He demanded cash and when she tried to show him that she had none, he instead insisted she hand over her jewellery.
Fearful for her safety, the woman handed over a Rolex watch valued at more than Â£6,500 and a platinum ring valued at around Â£1,600.
The man then ran off towards Warrington Road.
The offender is described as white, around 17 to 18 years of age, about 5ft 9in tall and of average build with a Wigan accent. He was wearing a dark grey hooded top with his hood up, a grey scarf with black spots and dark blue tracksuit bottoms and muddy trainers.
PC Jon Burr said: “The robbery occurred in broad daylight and near to two busy streets, so we are hopeful that someone else might have seen the offender in the area at the time.
“The watch was a 25th wedding anniversary present from the victim’s husband, so however valuable the items may be they actually have a much greater sentimental value to her.
“She is obviously very shaken by this crime and is devastated by the loss of her treasured items, so we are very keen for people to come forward with any information they may have at this time.
“If you are offered jewellery matching the pictures shown, or believe you recognise the man described, please contact us as soon as possible.”
If you have any information call Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously onÂ 0800 555 111.