East Downs Road: Google Maps

A man will appear in court today (7 August 2021) following a robbery in Bowdon.

William Robinson (29/09/93), of no fixed abode, has been charged with two robberies and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates court today (7 August 2021).

At approximately 5.30pm on Monday (2 August 2021) officers were called to a report of a robbery on East Downs Road, Bowdon in Altrincham.

A 63-year-old man suffered from minor injuries and was treated at the scene.


Several high value possessions were stolen from the victims during the robbery, including a Rolex watch and Louis Vuitton bag.

Police are now appealing for dashcam footage of the vehicle involved in the robbery. 

Detective Inspector Matt Gregory, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “This was a ruthless attack on two innocent victims.  

“An investigation is under way into the circumstances surrounding the robbery. We would specifically like to speak with any witnesses who may have seen the black Peugeot 208 used by the offenders during the robbery.

“Following the offence, the car – displaying a ’20’ registration plate – was seen driving at speed down South Downs Road at approximately 5.35pm on Monday (2 August 2021).

“The car then drove on to Park Road, Hale, where it went through the temporary traffic lights on red, towards Arthog Road.

 “Anybody with information or dashcam footage is asked to call police on 0161 856 7573 quoting log 2334 of 02/08/21.”

 Information can also be reported online or by using the Live Chat function at www.gmp.police.uk.

 If you can’t report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.