WIGAN jeweller who was attacked by masked men during a machete raid on his shop has offered a reward to find the thieves responsible.
Neil Kay suffered slash wounds to his hand as he tried to thwart the armed raid on his story in the Tyldesley Arcade of The Galleries at about 12.30pm on Thursday July 17.
And he has now put up a £15,000 purse for any information leading to the arrest and charge of the three raiders.
Dressed in black and wearing masks, the gang demanded jewellery from the cabinets and in the melee the shop owner received a number of wounds to his hands. They got away with tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery including a number of Rolex watches after they made threats towards staff.
They were seen driving off in the direction of Bridgeman Terrace in a stolen Grey Vauxhall Astra which was then abandoned near the Brocket Arms as they transferred to another vehicle.
Det Sgt Graham Clare said: “It has been a month since the shop was robbed and the owner was violently assaulted by these masked men. They burst into the shop armed with a machete and sledgehammer and stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and watches. Today, the jewellers have offered £15,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offenders. This is a significant amount of money and if you think you know who did this, please come forward.
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7124 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.