A GANG stole £100,000 worth of watches after attacking a man with a baseball bat and sledgehammer outside his home.

The victim had been in his back garden in Hazelmere Gardens, Sale, when he heard noises shortly after 10.30pm on Wednesday.

He rushed to get back inside the house, but was grabbed from behind by six people, before being pulled to the floor and attacked with the weapons.

The gang then dragged the man into his house and demanded he open a safe containing a number of high-valued watches.

They emptied the contents of the safe before making off on foot into Worthington Park.

The victim sustained cuts and bruising to the face and body.

Police say the offenders were dressed in all black and were wearing black balaclavas.

They are now asking members of the public to come forward if they have been offered any of the following watches:

A rose gold and brown Rolex Sky Dweller

A rose gold Yacht Master Rolex

A James Cameron Sea Dweller Rolex

An orange Omega Sea Master Planet Ocean

An Omega dress watch

A Tag Monaco

A Tag Aqua Racer

A Tag i-watch

Anyone who recognises the items or has information about the robbery should contact police on 0161 856 7682 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.