Jogger robbed at knife point for Rolex watch worth an estimated £11k

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd March 2022

A man has been robbed of his Rolex at knife point while out on a jog in Sale Water Park.

Two men approached the man and demanded he hand over his watch – a model worth an estimated £11,800.

Officers were called to a report of a robbery in a ‘remote area’ of Sale Water Park on Tuesday evening.

A man who had been out on a run was approached by two men, one of whom held him at knife point.

The incident took place at around 6.50pm.

Sale Water Park, where a man was robbed of his Rolex watch. Credit: Geograph

The victim handed over his watch, a Rolex Submariner in Stainless Steel Be-Gold Oyster Perpetual engrave and a black face, which can sell for around £12,000.

The two men then made off with the Rolex on mountain bikes in the direction of Stretford Cemetery.


The first offender was described as a black male in his mid-to-early 30s, approximately 6ft1, of a large build, and dressed in a black puffer jacket and a black snood covering the lower part of his face.

He was also wearing black tracksuit bottoms and black Nike trainers with an underfoot bubble, GMP say.

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He was riding a black and grey mountain bike with front suspension.

The other offender is described as being a while male in his 20s, between 5ft9 and 5ft11 of slight build, who wore a dark grey Nike tracksuit top with a hood, dark blue jeans, and light trainers.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information, or who may have seen two men behaving suspiciously in the area at the time, to get in touch.

The public are encouraged to contact police on 0161 856 7655 or 101 quoting incident 2470 of 22/03/22. Alternatively, details can be passed via LiveChat at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Featured image: GMP