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Man dragged to the ground and robbed at Redditch cash machine

Harry Leach 31st Mar, 2020 Updated: 31st Mar, 2020

A MAN was attacked, knocked to the ground and then robbed after withdrawing money from Lloyds Bank cashpoint in Church Green East on March 27.

The Redditch victim, who is in his late 50s, saw a man reach over his shoulder and attempt to grab the cash he had withdrawn.

During the struggle, which occurred at around 12pm, the victim was knocked to the ground as he resisted the attacker.

He eventually lost grip of his hard-earned cash.

The robber, described as white, dark blonde, mid-to-late 20s, slim build, approximately 5ft 7 and wearing grey jogging bottoms, ran off behind the bank.

He was chased by a member of the public who later told the victim that he saw the suspect get into a white van before driving off.

The victim suffered minor injuries but he did not need hospital treatment.

Detective constable Phil Wood said: “This was a very scary assault on a man who was hurt and shaken in the process.

“I would like to thank those members of the public who came to his aid and supported him in what would have been a terrifying ordeal – including one man who gave chase in an attempt to apprehend the offender.

“I would like to speak to this person as he may vital information that can help us in our investigation.”

Anyone who has information or witnessed the robbery is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 0172s of March 27.

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