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Humberside Police appeal for information about attempted robber

Attempted robber

Humberside Police appeal for information about attempted robber

Yesterday, on Wednesday 11 August, at 3:00pm, an elderly man was allegedly robbed in a car park.

The man was in the centre of Beverley after parking in the car park of a food hall on Butcher Row.

His shoulder was grabbed and his wallet stolen, but the victim did not let the culprit escape from the area.

The man held onto the attempted robber who released the wallet and ran away.

A witness reportedly saw the whole incident and promptly called the Humberside Police.

Now, the police are appealing for any information that may help identify the man behind the attempted robbery.

They believe the man to be white with grey hair who has a tattoo on his right hand.

He is of medium build and was seen wearing a blue jacket and jeans at the scene of the crime.

Additionally, a second suspect with dark hair was spotted with the male.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “Humberside Police are appealing for help to identify a man who allegedly robbed an elderly man in a car park of a food hall on Butcher Row, in the centre of Beverley today (Wednesday 11th August) at approximately 3.00pm.

“Police were called by a witness who reported seeing a male suspect grab an elderly victim by the shoulder and take his wallet from him before attempting to leave.  The victim grabbed the suspect, who then dropped the wallet and made off from the area.

“The suspect is of medium build, white male, with grey hair, wearing a blue jacket and jeans, with a tattoo on his right hand. A second suspect was seen with the male who is described as having dark hair and wearing a body warmer.

“Anyone who may have any information about the incident or if you know who this man is, please contact us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting investigation reference 16/80274/21.”

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