Monday, 19 December 2011

Appeal following Morecambe street robbery

Morecambe Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 53-year-old man was robbed in the street last Tuesday, 6th December.

The offence took place at 8.40pm on Ullswater Avenue, Morecambe when the victim was attacked as he returned to his car, after collecting money as part of his business.

The offender has rushed up behind him and grabbed hold of his bum bag, pulling it with force and shouting "Give me your money".

The man then escaped with the blue and grey bag containing over £1,000 in cash.

The offender is described as white, around 20 years old, 6ft tall and slim. He was wearing a hooded jacket.

“I would appeal to anybody that was in the area at the time that witnessed this robbery or with any information that could assist the police with the investigation to contact Lancashire Police on 101," asks DC Tim Dodgson of Lancastr CID.

A 22 year old man from Morecambe has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of cannabis and is currently on police bail.

• People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.




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