Police release CCTV footage of pensioner dragged out of his home during daytime robbery

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK

Police are hunting a man who dragged a pensioner from his home and threw him to the ground during a daytime robbery.

The 73-year-old victim was answering the door when he was thrown to the ground by a robber wearing a baseball cap.

CCTV footage shows the attacker pushing the victim to the ground next to a black wheelie bin.

The victim desperately tried to call but another man appeared and shoved him back into his home in Park Lane, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, last December.


The pair then ransacked the property before fleeing with the pensioner's mobile phone and money.

Days later, two women were captured on security camera returning the pensioner's phone to his home.

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal and released CCTV of the attack and footage of the two women.

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A police spokesperson said: "We are urgently appealing for information after an elderly man was assaulted and robbed at his home on Park Lane, Wolverhampton in December.

"The 73-year-old was opening his porch door, when he was thrown to the ground by a man. The victim tried to call for help when another man stopped him and forced him back into the house.

"The pair searched the property before fleeing with his phone and money. Days later, two women returned his phone and we believe they will have information on the men who carried out the attack."