Trio hunted after £14,000 watch theft

Heskin jewellery robbery suspects
Heskin jewellery robbery suspects

Police are appealing for information after a £14,000 watch was stolen from a jewellers.

Officers were called at around 3.30pm on Wednesday following reports of a theft in Wood Lane, Heskin, near Chorley.

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, removed a Rolex watch.

The trio then claimed they would 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.