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Elderly mobility scooter rider robbed in the street

A suspect is due in court after an elderly mobility scooter user was robbed in the street.

The 88-year-old victim was riding his scooter along Potter Street in Worksop when he was approached by a man who asked him for money.

It’s alleged an attempt was made to steal his wallet. Following a struggle his wallet was snatched and cash was taken out of it before a man walked off.

Following inquiries, police arrested a suspect in connection with the incident which happened at around 6.30pm on 1 August 2023.

Andrew Merritt, aged 33, of Cheapside, Worksop, was subsequently charged with robbery and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 9 August 2023).

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Detective Constable Kate Taylor, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force treats reports of robbery with the utmost seriousness and continues to work hard to reduce violent crime in our communities and keep people safe.

“Nottinghamshire Police will always investigate reports of robbery, strive to put suspects before the courts and remains committed to seeking justice for victims.”

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