|Efit released of robbery suspect - Wigan
Police in Wigan have released an efit of a thief who head butted and slashed a man during a street robbery.
Between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday 9 August 2012 a 59-year-old man was walking on waste land between Scot Lane and Robin Park Road next to Wigan Police station.
A man approached him and asked for a cigarette before he grabbed hold of his rucksack straps and head butted and punched him in the face.
The victim felt a searing pain to his abdomen and fell to the floor.
When he came round he realised his rucksack had been stolen and had a two inch slash wound to his abdomen.
The offender is described as a white man with sun tanned skin, aged 22-25-years-old, of stocky build, 5ft 6in tall with dark brown greasy hair and dark stubble. He has a broken nose, had brown teeth and dirty hands.
He was wearing a black long sleeved hooded top with the hood up. The top had two small pockets at the front and a draw string. He spoke with a foreign accent.
Detective Constable Lynsey Watson from Wigan Volume Crime team, said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man taking a short cut to the shops.
“The victim is very shaken by this incident and left with a physical scar to act as a permanent reminder.
“We are asking for anyone that may recognise this man from the efit, or who may have seen someone matching this description on the afternoon of Tuesday 9 August 2012, to get in touch with us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police at Wigan Volume Crime team on 0161 856 5308 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.