3rd Jul, 2022

LOOK: Pensioner, 86, robbed in Coventry home as images released of suspect

A PENSIONER, 86, was robbed in his own Coventry home after a man demanded extra cash for cutting his trees.

A Coventry Police spokesperson said: “We’re appealing for information after a pensioner was robbed in his own Coventry home.

“The 86-year-old victim allowed the rogue worker to carry out gardening work at around 10am on January 12 after saying he had been contacted by a relative.

“Once the work had been completed at the address off Mary Herbert Street, Cheylesmore, he asked for money and then grabbed a bag of cash before fleeing.

“The elderly man was left unhurt but shaken by the ordeal.

“These images of the suspect were captured on nearby CCTV – and although of poor quality – it is hoped someone may recognise him from his build or the white van.

“He is described as white, aged 50 to 60 with dark brown hair.”

Anyone with information should contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference number 20CV/8932Y/19.

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