Hinckley Police launch appeal as 79-year-old man pulled from car by thieves who stole his watch

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 October 2021

DETECTIVES working with Hinckley Police officers are appealing for information from witnesses after an elderly man had his watch stolen in a robbery on Coventry Road late last month (25 September).

Coventry Road, Hinckley (Google Street View) / Police badge (Pixabay)

A 79-year-old man was waiting for a bus on Coventry Road, around midday on Saturday 25 September, when a dark-coloured car approached him, pulled up, and the occupants asked him for directions to Hinckley railway station.

The victim then got in the car with them where they drove on down to Willowbank Road where he was ‘pulled’ from the vehicle and his watch was taken from him.

It is believed that his watch was taken around midday and 12.15pm.

The thieves made off in their car and drove off towards Hinckley town centre.

Detective Constable and Investigation Officer for Hinckley CID, Tom White, has said that he would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery, or has CCTV camera or dashcam footage that they think could help with the police investigation.

He said: “This incident involved an elderly victim and I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this robbery or who saw a dark-coloured car in Coventry Road or Willowbank Road on 25 September.

“Please cast your mind back. Do you remember seeing anything significant? What can you recall? If you have CCTV or dashcam footage that you think may help, then I would like to hear from you.

“Any information you have could help my investigation.”

Anyone with information is being asked to come forward by calling the non-emergency police number of 101, quoting reference number 21*559199, or alternatively reporting it online, linked here.

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