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Two Elderly Men Targeted In Wigan Burglaries

A 79-year-old man had bleach sprayed in his face during on burglary.

Police are appealing for witnesses after two burglaries in Wigan.

Shortly after 6.30pm on Monday, three men burgled a house on Bird Street, Ince.

The victim – an 89-year-old man – answered the door to four men purporting to be from Wigan Council who said they were there to check the water supply.

The offenders stole a number of personal items.

They are described as white men, wearing all dark clothing and had Wigan accents.

Shortly after 7pm on the same day, four men burgled a house on Snowdon Avenue in Worsley Mesnes.

The victim – a 79-year-old man – was inside at the time of the incident but thankfully wasn’t seriously injured despite having bleach sprayed on his face.

The offenders fled the scene with a quantity of cash.

The offenders are described as follows:

Offender one - A white man in his 20s, heavy build, 5ft 8 tall, aged approximately 26, wearing all black clothing and a mask.

Offender two - A white man, stocky build, 5ft 8 – 5ft 10 tall, wearing all dark clothing and carrying a screwdriver.

Offender three - A white man in his 20s, stocky build and wearing all dark clothing.

Offender four -  A white man, stocky build, wearing all dark clothing.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

Information can be given to police by calling 0161 856 7124 quoting incident number 2749 of 14/10/19.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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