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Pensioner's wallet containing lottery win stolen
Tuesday 10th May, 2011

Pensioner's wallet containing lottery win stolen

A man stole a wallet containing a lottery win that was dropped by a Wigan pensioner.

At about 2pm on Wednesday 4 May 2011, a 79-year-old man went into the Co-op on Gathurst Lane, Shevington.

The pensioner, who was walking with the aid of two walking sticks, dropped a black leather wallet as he left the store.

Inside was £64 he had recently collected for a winning lottery ticket and a sentimental silver replica dollar. It was picked up by a man who was standing behind him.

CCTV images of a man police wish to trace have been released.

Police Constable Roy Lunio, from the Neighbourhood Investigation Unit, said: “The man in the image made no effort to return the wallet to the victim or hand it in at the store and I am keen to hear from anyone who thinks they know who this person is.

“The victim is upset at losing his lottery winnings but more importantly the replica silver dollar he keeps in his wallet.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Neighbourhood Investigation Unit on 0161 856 7415, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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