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Elderly man’s watch snatched from wrist by doorstep callers in Radcliffe

Police have launched an appeal for information after an elderly man was robbed on his doorstep.

The 79-year-old was inside his home when he heard a knock on the door and went to answer it.

He was then greeted by a man and a woman who asked him for directions to a nearby supermarket.

As he was giving them instructions on where to go, the duo grabbed the pensioner and snatched a watch from his wrist before fleeing the scene.

An investigation has since been launched into the robbery, which happened at around 7 pm on Thursday (16 February), in Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

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Both suspects are described as white, in their mid-20s and of slim build, with the man and woman understood to be around 6ft and 5ft 8ins tall respectively.

The man also had dark hair and was wearing dark-coloured clothing at the time, while the woman had long light-coloured hair and was wearing a light-coloured coat.

Detective Constable Karam Kaur, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a despicable crime against an elderly man who was simply trying to help two people who knocked on his door.

“We are absolutely determined to track down the man and woman responsible for committing this robbery, which has understandably left the victim shaken up.

“It is extremely important that anyone who saw what happened or thinks they might know who these people are based on the descriptions given gets in touch with us.

“Any information, however small or insignificant it might seem, could really assist our inquiries, so we’d ask anyone who knows anything to please contact us on 101, quoting incident 684 of 16 February 2023.”

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