We are appealing for witnesses after an 84-year-old man was assaulted and then robbed in his own home by three men in Hazelton Way, Cowplain at around 6pm yesterday, January 13.
It has been reported that one man entered his house by breaking in the back door while he was in his lounge watching television and sleeping.
The man has then tried to confuse the elderly gentleman by telling him to look at the damage and asking for £50.
Two other men then arrive and assault the elderly man, knocking him to the floor, before stealing his wallet.
Man 1 is described as:
Aged mid 20s
Short dark wavy hair
5 ft 6 in
Wearing a dark-coloured clothing and footwear
Man 2 is described as:
Aged mid 20s
Muscular stocky build
Dark curly hair
Wearing a black army style jacket and dark trousers and heavy boots
Man 3 is described as:
Aged mid 20s
5 ft 8 in
Wearing a dark bobble hat
Detective Constable Barry Martin from the Eastern Investigations Team said: “We are appealing to anyone who saw these males in the vicinity of Hazelton Way on Wednesday or anyone who recognises these descriptions.
“This is a despicable crime committed by three men who targeted an elderly man in his home. If anyone has any information about this incident please call 101 and quote 44160019000.”
RMS Number: 44160019000
Many police cars, ambulance, paramedics and blue and white police tape. Something has occurred in around 14:30 – 15:00 timeframe.
Does anyone know ?
There is something seriously wrong, with so called justice in this country.
Just one of the comments regarding this article in the Mail.
A seventeen year old thug beats up a fifteen year using his victims own crutches and the CPS have stated that prosecuting the thug is not in the public interest.
How can this be ?
We the public want these thugs removed from the streets.
We the public want to be able to walk the streets without the risk of un-provoked attack.
We the public want our police to have the support of the CPS, to not feel that their efforts are to no avail.
We the public want our justice system to start clamping down on the thugs that plague our streets.
And most of all, we the public, want justice for the victims of crime.
15 year old Angus Whittall needed 12 stitches for a gash in his mouth and suffered severe bruising to his head and neck.
The thug that caused these injuries just gets a wrist slap, a “final warning”. The implication there is that he has done this before. He is still out on the streets and able to do this again.
The law is pathetic.
The CPS has too often let the public down, has let the police down and most of all they have let down Angus Whittall and his family.
Teenage yob who beat 15-year-old with his own crutches is let off with a warning after prosecutors decide a court case ‘would not be in the public interest’ | Mail Online.
Stupid or just cheeky. Either way it really isn’t a good idea to steal a bike belonging to the police.
Leon Spencer-Jones, from Laburnum Road, Waterlooville, pleaded guilty to committing the offence in Waterlooville on March 8.
So I award Spencer-Jones “Waterlooville Wally Of The Week”
Waterlooville man tried to steal pushbike – Local – Portsmouth News.
Has anyone seen either Harley Smith or Anita Rawson, both 16, who have been missing since 16th February. Last seen in Cosham.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen Harley and Anita or knows where they are to call 101.
Police hunt for two missing Hampshire teenagers – Local – The News.