A 65-YEAR-OLD man was sexually assaulted in Formby by a woman who climbed into his car and then stole his rare Rolex Submariner watch valued at between £15,000 and £20,000.
Police said the incident happened at about 7.25pm on Friday, July 2 on Chapel Lane, Formby.
The unknown woman got in the man’s car while it was parked. The woman fondled his arms and legs and grabbed him in the groin area while the man insisted she stop. She also exposed her breasts to him.
After 10 minutes the woman left the vehicle, and the man reported that he noticed his watch had been stolen during the incident.
He chased the woman, who dropped the watch, but she then made off from the scene in a beige Vauxhall Astra, which was driven by a male.
The suspect is described as around 30 years old, of large build with dark hair tied back in a ponytail. At the time of the incident she was wearing a denim dress.
CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to find the person responsible.
Detective Inspector Paul Gillies said: “I would like to reassure the community that this type of incident is, thankfully, extremely rare and we are taking this report very seriously.
“This would’ve no doubt been a distressing ordeal for the victim and we are working to ensure the person responsible is removed from our streets.
“If you were in Formby Town Centre on Friday evening and witnessed anything or anyone suspicious then please come forward. Similarly, if you were driving in the area at the time you may have dashcam footage. If so, let us know as information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.”
Anyone who was in Formby Town Centre on Friday evening with any information can DM us on Twitter via @MerPolCC or message us on Facebook at ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.
Alternatively, call 101 quoting incident reference 21000462344 or contact the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously