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Robber forces way into elderly partially blind man’s Wilford home

Detectives investigating the robbery of an elderly and vulnerable man are appealing for information.

An offender forced his way into the 85-year-old victim’s home after knocking on his door at around 7.30 pm on Tuesday 7 February 2023.

The victim, who is partially blind, was then pushed to the floor before the attacker stole a wallet from the pensioner’s pocket.

The offender then fled the scene, near Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham.

He is described as being taller than 5ft 5ins and was wearing a light-coloured jacket.

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Officers have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of robbery but are appealing for the public’s help to find out more about what happened in the moments before, during and after the incident.

Detective Sergeant Al Prentice, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a despicable attack on an elderly and very vulnerable man, and we are determined to trace the offender.

“The victim has understandably been left extremely shaken by the incident and we are working hard to get justice for him.

“Because he has very limited sight, the victim has only been able to give a very limited description of the attacker, but we want to hear from anyone who saw an individual matching it.

“The victim lives close to Ruddington Lane, which is a busy road and the offence took place quite early in the evening when plenty of people will have been out and about.

“Did you notice anyone behaving suspiciously? Were you driving in the area and have dash-cam footage which could potentially help with the investigation? If so please get in touch with police immediately.

“I would also urge residents in the Wilford area to check any CCTV or Ring doorbell footage they may have. We believe the offender could have approached other addresses on the evening of the offence.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 692 of 7 February 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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