Teenage boy arrested after 94-year-old robbed in Derby street

Alert message sent 30/01/2020 08:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Detectives investigating the robbery of a 94-year-old man in Derby are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

The victim was walking in Derby Lane, Normanton, yesterday morning at 8.30am, (29 January) when he was approached by a youth who pushed him over and attempted to steal a bag of shopping but only left with a small amount of loose change.

The 94-year-old suffered what are believed to be minor head injuries and is being treated at the Royal Derby Hospital.

A 13-year-old boy from Derby has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the incident or the moments leading up to it. Of particular interest are drivers with dash cam footage or homeowners with CCTV that cover Derby Lane and the surrounding area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference 176-290120:

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

Phone – call us on 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire)

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