Victim in his 70s attacked by doorstep robber - The Leamington Observer

Victim in his 70s attacked by doorstep robber

Editorial Correspondent 29th Oct, 2020 Updated: 29th Oct, 2020   0

A VICTIM from Leamington is in hospital after he was attacked on his doorstep.

Warwickshire Police is appealing for information following the robbery yesterday (Wednesday) in which the victim’s car and wallet was stolen.

At around 2pm, a man knocked on the door of a property on Kelvin Road and asked the resident – who is in his 70s – for directions.

The resident started writing directions down when he was attacked and made to hand over his wallet and car keys.

The suspect fled in the victim’s car – a red Ford C Max. The car is believed to have a registration plate of BL15 OEO.

The victim was left with serious head and face injuries, and was taken to hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police describe the suspect as a white man, around between 20 and 30-years-old, of a slim build.

Investigating officer, Det Ins Collette O’Keefe said: “This is a concerning incident which has left a man with serious injuries, and a thorough investigation has now been launched to identify and locate the offender.

“As part of our enquiries, we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or a vehicle matching this description in the Kelvin Road or Telford School area around this time yesterday.

“We would also request anyone who may have doorbell or dashcam footage, or CCTV in this area, to please make contact.”

Officers are conducting enquiries in the area and are urging anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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