Police launch appeal as man in 70s has cash stolen after Hitchin town centre fall

Police have appealed for information after a man in his 70s had money stolen in Hitchin town centre.

Police have appealed for information after a man in his 70s had money stolen in Hitchin town centre. - Credit: Archant

A man in his 70s had cash stolen from him after a fall in Hitchin town centre – with police today appealing to find those responsible.

The victim had withdrawn cash from the Halifax bank in High Street at about 11am on Friday, and was making his way back to his parked car when he lost his balance and fell.

It is believed at this point two women and a man took an envelope containing the money which had been withdrawn.

Detective Constable Kate Marshall, who is investigating, said: “At this stage it is not clear whether the envelope containing the money fell out of the victim’s pocket and was stolen by the offenders or whether they took the envelope from the man’s pocket.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident to contact me as you may have vital information that could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts police via 101, quoting crime reference G1/17/2120 or report information online at contacthertspolice.uk/report/crime.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and through the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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