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Pensioner, 73, threatened with knife and robbed

By MK News  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

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A 73-year-old man was threatened with a knife by three men in a robbery on Sunday.

At around 4pm the man was walking down an alley off Kincardine Drive, which leads to Ayr Way, when he was approached by three men on the grass area in between Kincardine Drive and Pebbles Way, Bletchley.

They asked him how he was in a friendly manner and then crowded around the victim and one of the men pulled out a knife from his right wrist band and pointed it towards him.

A second offender then took £140 cash from the victim’s pocket, while the man with the knife told the victim to remove his two rings which the victim did.

The offenders then walked back towards the grass area next to Pebbles Place.

The offenders are black men, with the first offender being 5ft 9ins, of slightly muscular build, 18 to 25-years-old and wearing a grey hooded top with grey tracksuit bottoms. The second offender was 5ft 9ins, of average build 18 to 25-years-old and wearing blue jeans with a dark blue hooded top. The third offender was 6ft 2ins, with a stocky muscular build, between 18 to 25-years-old and wearing a grey hooded top with blue jeans.

DC Wendy Cissell, of Local CID in Milton Keynes, said: “Thankfully the victim was unharmed in this incident however we take this type of offence very seriously and an offender can expect to spend up to seven years in prison if they rob someone threatening to hurt them with a weapon.

“Robberies often leave victims extremely distressed and traumatised, so I want to make it clear that anyone caught committing this type of crime will be dealt with robustly.

“This is a very serious crime, with robberies carrying a maximum sentence of life depending on the circumstances, and we will make sure we investigate any incidents which are reported to us thoroughly.

“I am appealing to anyone who has information about this incident to contact us via 101.”

Anyone with any information should contact DC Cissell at Milton Keynes police station via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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