81-year-old man robbed in his own home

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 81-year-old man was robbed in his own home in Walton.

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 10:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 10:36 am
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101.

The incident happened at around 6.15pm on Saturday June 16 when a man approached the victim’s house and persuaded him to give him a glass of water. The man then forced his way inside the house and stole a coat containing a wallet.

The victim managed to chase the man for a short distance, and the man dropped the coat but ran off with the wallet in the direction of Goytside Road and Factory Street.

The wallet, which is described as dark-coloured, contained a quantity of cash, a debit card, rail travel card and bus pass.

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Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage from the area on June 16 should call DC Dan Appleby on 101 quoting reference number 18000278596 or send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of the website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.