We are appealing for information after a high-value watch was stolen in Heskin.

Police were called around 3.30pm on Wednesday (March 23) following reports of a theft in Wood Lane.

Three people entered a jewellers and asked to view high-value items from display cabinets.

The group asked for the items to be gift-wrapped and while a staff member was distracted, have removed a Rolex watch from the wrapping.

The trio have then claimed they will return later to buy the items, but left without paying for the watch.

The jewellery, a gold ladies Rolex wristwatch with a ruby and diamond inset, is valued at £14,000.

Officers have released CCTV images of three people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident (pictured). 

PC Andy Smith, of Chorley Police, said: “We are appealing for information following a distraction theft in Heskin.

“This was a well-planned theft which resulted in a high-value watch being stolen.

“We are particularly keen to speak to the two women and man pictured.

“We would urge anyone who recognises these people to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SC1601881.


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