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Police investigate robbery of elderly man in Chester

Detectives investigating the robbery of an elderly man in Chester are appealing for information.

The incident took place at 9.55pm on Monday 5 April on Westminster Road.

An unknown man has approached the 85-year-old and grabbed hold of the bag he was carrying before leaving the scene. 

The elderly man fell to the floor and received minor injuries to his hand, which required hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as being around 5’8” in height. 

Police have been conducting a number of lines of enquiry and are appealing for CCTV footage of the area and any witnesses who may have information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Simon Owen, from Chester Local Policing Unit, said: “While we have been following a number of enquiries I am appealing to anyone who has information and not yet spoken to police to contact us.

“If you saw a man acting suspiciously in the area, witnessed the robbery took place or have CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist the investigation then please get in touch.”

If you have any information please contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 956775 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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