Appeal after elderly man has watch stolen during Hinckley robbery
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Detectives in Hinckley are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in which an elderly victim had his watch stolen.
The victim – a 79-year-old man – was waiting for a bus in Coventry Road at around midday on Saturday 25 September when a dark-coloured car pulled up and the occupants asked for directions to the train station.
The victim got in the car with them and they drove to Willowbank Road, where he was then pulled from the car and his watch was taken between midday and 12.15pm. The car then drove off towards Hinckley town centre.
Detective Constable Tom White, from Hinckley CID, is the investigating officer. He said: “This incident involved an elderly victim and I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this robbery or who saw a dark-coloured car in Coventry Road or Willowbank Road on 25 September.
“Please cast your mind back. Do you remember seeing anything significant? What can you recall? If you have CCTV or dashcam footage that you think may help, then I would like to hear from you.
“Any information you have could help my investigation.”
You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference 21*559199.
Alternatively call 101.