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15 March 2012, 10:16
A Blackberry mobile with an emotional message from a fallen soldier has been robbed from a 27 year old in Gorton.
It was taken by two men as the victim was walking along Textile Street on Tuesday morning.
It contained a voicemail and text messages sent to her from a friend who died while serving in Afghanistan.
An adrenalin pen used to treat anaphylactic shock and another work Blackberry were also stolen.
One offender's described as a light skinned black man, about 5ft 10in tall, of average build, in his late teens to early 20s with a chunky face and short afro hair.
The second is described as mixed race with pale skin and short afro hair and about 6ft tall.
Detective Sergeant Scott Halsall said: "The victim is understandably upset at being robbed in the street, but moreover is distraught over the theft of her Blackberry that contained irreplaceable messages that are of huge sentimental value to her.
"I want whoever is responsible for this robbery to hand it in. If it has been sold I want whoever has bought it to hand it in.
It is also vital that the medical pen that was stolen is returned as if used incorrectly or accidentally the consequences could prove fatal."