Castle Bromwich robberies - which saw elderly victims attacked - may be linked - The Solihull Observer

Castle Bromwich robberies - which saw elderly victims attacked - may be linked

Solihull Editorial 2nd Jun, 2017 Updated: 2nd Jun, 2017   0

Police are investigating a series of robberies – one of which saw a defenceless 87-year-old woman knocked to the floor – and another which saw an 89-year-old man attacked – which they believe may be linked .

The first took place during the early hours of Sunday (May 28). Officers were initially dispatched to the Arran Way in Castle Bromwich at around 3am after an 89-year-old man rang 999 to report that three men had broken into his home, attacked him and stolen cash.

Police were in attendance the following day when they were flagged down by a second resident reporting her property had also been broken into overnight.

A spare car key and a TV were stolen from the address.

Another robbery was reported to police on Thursday (June 1) which occurred around 11pm on Wednesday night, (May 31) on Gilson Way, Kingshurst.

An 87-year-old woman was putting her cats out when two men knocked her to the floor, assaulted her and stole jewellery and bank cards.

Forensic investigators attended and officers are conducting house to house and CCTV enquires have also been carried out. Local officers have also increased patrols in the area.

Detective Sergeant Carl Grinnell from Solihull CID, said: “Thankfully the injuries sustained by these elderly victims were not more serious, but they have both clearly been left shaken by what happened.

“I would appeal to anyone who has seen anything suspicious or who has any information that would help to identify the offenders to make contact.”

Anyone with information can call Coventry CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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