Posted: Thu 4th Apr 2019

Police in Chester appeal for robbery victim to come forward

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 4th, 2019

Detectives are appealing for the victim of a robbery in Chester to get in touch.

A witness reported seeing him walk into an alleyway next to the Post Office on St John Street with another man at around 6.50pm yesterday, Wednesday 3 April.

The man was then seen punching the victim in the face and stealing a quantity of cash from him before fleeing down an alleyway towards Pizza Express.

The witness reported the incident to the police. Officers attended the scene but the victim was not there.

CCTV footages shows the victim walking off in the direction of Foregate Street.

The offender is described as white, around 40 years old, approximately 6’ tall with a proportionate build. He was wearing a grey Parka-style coat with a fur-lined hood and a baseball cap.

The victim is also white and is described as being around 40 years old, approximately 5’ tall with a stocky build. He has brown hair, was wearing a grey waterproof jacket and black bottoms and walks with a shuffle.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and, as well as the victim himself, detectives want to speak to anyone who recognises his or the offender’s descriptions and may know who they are.

They also want to hear from anyone else who was in the area around the time of the incident and witnessed anything that may aid their investigation.

Detective Constable Scott Buckley said: “The assault and robbery were seen by a witness but the victim has not reported the incident up to now.

“I would like to appeal directly to the victim to get in touch to let us know that he is okay and to help us with our ongoing enquiries.

“We also want to speak to anyone with any information that may help our investigation, including anyone who was in the area and witnessed anything that may be relevant as well as anyone who believes they may know who the victim or the offender are.”

Anyone with information that may aid detectives with their investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 363478, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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