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Police hunting man after pensioner robbed and attacked in his home

Posted on - 11th February, 2017 - 9:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Crime, Fulwood, News
Lytham Road where the incident took place Pic: Google
Lytham Road where the incident took place Pic: Google

A 92-year-old man has been attacked during an incident at his home in Fulwood.

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The homeowner was approached at around 1.30pm on Saturday (11 February) by a man saying he had done work to the property.

The attacker demanded money but the pensioner refused, saying no work had been carried out. The man kept demanding cash and eventually gained access inside the house.

The victim decided to give some money to the man from a wallet in his bedroom.

He was followed up by his attacker who set upon him and dragged the pensioner along the floor as he tried to hold onto his money.

The offender made off from the scene leaving the elderly man with a serious injury to his right arm, as well as swelling to his right hand. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Police are now hunting for a white man, in his 40s, of stocking building and how was wearing a blue coat.

Det Con Will Hogan, of Preston Police, said: “This was an absolutely shocking robbery where a 92-year-old man was targeted and we need to find the person responsible immediately

“The offender has lied about carrying work out at the property before gaining access inside and taking a four-figure sum, money from the victim’s pension. In the process he has left the man with a serious arm injury, dragging him along the floor as he grabbed the cash

“This crime has left officers disgusted and it is crucial we locate the attacker. We believe he was of stocky build, wearing a blue jacket. If you were in the Lytham Road area today at the time of the offence and saw anything unusual, we would ask you contact us

“We believe a flatbed truck may be linked to the investigation. Again, if you saw this vehicle, please call us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0751 of February 11.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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