Monday, 6 July 2015

City centre mugging prompts police appeal

Lancaster detectives investigating the robbery of an 82-year-old man who was mugged in Lancaster's city centre have charged a man in connection with the incident but are appealing for any further witnesses.

The incident happened sometime between 7.00pm and 7.30pm on Friday 3rd July in the doorway of a bar on Market Street, Lancaster. It is thought that the victim was walking past the bar when a man asked him for money, before pushing him into the doorway and taking a bag from him containing his mobile phone and other personal items.

The victim has been left shaken and has since needed medical treatment after collapsing the day after the incident.

“Members of staff at the bar and members of the public came to assist the victim," said DC 6014 Jill Neil of Lancaster CID, "but we are still appealing for any further witnesses to come forward.”

A 30-year-old man from Morecambe has been charged with robbery and is due to appear at Lancaster Magistrates Court today (Monday 6th July).

Anyone with information should contact police on 01524 596639 quoting log number 1379 of July 3rd. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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