Man threatened with knife inside his own home in Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 17th September, 2018 - 7:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Walton-le-Dale

Police have released pictures of people they want to speak to after a knifepoint robbery in Walton-le-Dale.


Update: Police say a girl and two men have been traced following their appeal, and they are being spoken to. The public are thanked for their help in sharing the appeal.

A 61-year-old man had two kitchen knives and a barbell weight pressed to this throat while a man demanded money from him in his own house.

The robbery, which took place around 2.15pm on Bank Holiday Monday, saw £250 cash taken and debit cards.

The man then demanded the victim drive him into Preston city centre to withdraw more money from his bank.

As the victim neared the Yew Tree pub car park in London Road he managed to pull over and ran inside to ask for the police to be called.

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His attacker made off towards London Road on a bicycle which had been inside the victim’s van.

A couple of days later the victim’s bank card was used at Tesco Express in Friargate by a man and a woman.

Another debit card was used at a petrol station in New Hall Lane.

DC Sam Plummer from South CID said: “This was a nasty robbery made all the more shocking by the fact that the offender actually entered the victim’s home and forced him to drive to an ATM to withdraw money.

“The victim wasn’t seriously hurt, however, he was left with a small cut to his neck where the knife was held. He is understandably shaken by his ordeal.

“We need anyone who knows the people in these images to come forward and speak to us. If you recognise them, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can email or call 01257 246176. If you fail to get an answer you can ring 101 quoting crime number SA1818098.

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