Elderly man threatened in Letchworth parking incident

A WITNESS appeal has been launched after an elderly man was threatened while sitting in a parked car.

A 72-year-old man had parked his silver Citreon C5 in a bay in Station Road, Letchworth GC, when he was approached by a man who banged on the window and threatened him.

The offender demanded that the victim move his car before kicking the vehicle and shouting at the driver.

The offender then got into a dark coloured car, pulled up beside the victim’s car and shouted again before driving off.

The incident occurred between 12.15pm and 12.25pm on Wednesday, September 26, and the police are now appealing for more information.

The offender is described as a white man aged in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5ft 9in to 5ft 11in tall, of a skinny build, clean shaven and with short dark hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved blue top with a zip at the front.

Police Constable Dale Morris, investigating, said: “I am keen to speak with a man who saw what happened and went to assist with the victim by giving him a piece of paper to write the registration down. He left the scene before police arrived and may have witnesses something vital as part of my investigation. I would also appeal to any other witnesses to come forward.”

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Anyone with information can call Pc Morris via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.