Masked raiders attack homeowner with a baseball bat and a sledgehammer

Masked raiders attack homeowner in his own garden with a baseball bat and a sledgehammer before dragging him into the house and stealing high value watches worth £100,000

  • Thugs raided a house in leafy Hazelmere Gardens, Sale, on Wednesday night
  • Owner suffered nasty cuts and bruises to his face and body after bludgeoning
  • Among hoard of high-value watches was  rose gold and brown Rolex Sky Dweller 

A gang of six balaclava-wearing thieves have fled the scene of a savage robbery with a haul of expensive watches after bludgeoning the owner with a baseball bat and sledgehammer. 

The masked thugs raided a house in leafy Hazelmere Gardens, Sale, on Wednesday night where they jumped the man from behind while he was in the garden.

After dragging their victim inside and battering him, the robbers ordered he unlocked the safe before seizing the £100,000 stockpile of watches and making off on foot into nearby Worthington Park.

The masked thugs raided a house in leafy Hazelmere Gardens (file photo), Sale, on Wednesday night where they grabbed the man from behind while he was in the garden


After dragging their victim inside and battering him, the robbers ordered him to unlock the safe before seizing the £100,000 stockpile of watches including a rose gold and brown Rolex Sky Dweller (left) and an orange Omega Sea Master (right)

As the owner recovers after suffering nasty cuts and bruises to his face and body, Manchester Police has ramped up its manhunt for the thieves by appealing to the public for information.

Among the hoard of high-value watches were a rose gold and brown Rolex Sky Dweller, a rose gold Yacht Master Rolex and an orange Omega dress watch.

Neither the suspects nor the victim have been named.  

A spokesperson for Manchester Police said: ‘Shortly after 10.30pm on Wednesday, 31 July 2019, a robbery occurred at a house on Hazelmere Gardens, Sale. 


Among the hoard of high-value watches were a Tag Monaco (right) and an Omega dress watch (left)

‘A number of high-value watches worth over £100,000 were stolen from the address.

‘The offenders are described as dressed in all black and they were wearing black balaclavas.

‘The victim sustained cuts and bruising to the face and body.

‘Police are requesting for individuals to come forward if they have been offered the following watches: A rose gold and brown Rolex Sky Dweller, a rose gold Yacht Master Rolex, a James Cameron Sea Dweller Rolex, an orange Omega Sea Master Planet Ocean, an Omega dress watch, a Tag Monaco, a Tag Aqua Racer, a Tag i-watch.’ 


A Manchester Police spokesperson said: ‘Police are requesting for individuals to come forward if they have been offered the following watches: A rose gold and brown Rolex Sky Dweller, a rose gold Yacht Master Rolex (right) , a James Cameron Sea Dweller Rolex (left), an orange Omega Sea Master Planet Ocean, an Omega dress watch, a Tag Monaco, a Tag Aqua Racer, a Tag i-watch’

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