Updated: Friday, 13th December 2019 @ 1:58pm

The Great Manchester Toy Robbery: £130,000 worth of toys stolen in Gorton

The Great Manchester Toy Robbery: £130,000 worth of toys stolen in Gorton

| By Samar Maguire

Police are appealing for toy buyers to be aware of children's items that may have been part of a robbery worth more than £130,000, as an industrial unit in Gorton was broken into on Sunday.

The robbery took place between 3pm on Sunday September 13 and 6:30am on Monday September 14, where offenders broke into the unit on Ambrose Street.

The offenders are reported to have driven a truck inside the facility and loaded it with children's toys and bikes before driving off.

Despite not being able to garner any description of the offenders, police have issued images of some of the toys and are continuing to appeal for information anyone can muster:



Police Constable Stephen Wright said: “The toys stolen are unique and consist of push bikes and electronic cars that children can drive.  

"Unfortunately, we do not have any descriptions of the offenders but we do have images of the toys stolen.

"I would ask anyone who may have been offered toys like this under suspicious circumstances to report it to police. 

“I would also appeal for anyone who may have witnessed a white 7.5 tonne box van approaching or leaving the scene to contact us on 0161 856 1901 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.” 

Image courtesy of Karen Eliot, with thanks.