Police appeal for witnesses after an elderly man was threatened at axe point in Altrincham


Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery on a 72-year-old man in Altrincham on Christmas Eve.

The elderly man was taking his golf clubs out of the boot of his Range Rover at Altrincham Golf Club at around 8.20am when he was approached by two men.

The men, who were both carrying axes and wearing all black, threatened the man and demanded he hand over his car keys, the brave elderly man refused, he was then pushed to the ground, he suffered minor injuries.

Both offenders then fled the scene empty-handed in a dark blue Mercedes.

Police Constable Andrew Sheldrick of GMP’s Trafford Borough said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw a dark blue Mercedes driving around at speed in the area around the time of the attempted robbery to come forward.

“Although the victim did not sustain serious injury, the sheer terror he felt at the time as he was threatened with two axes was enough to leave anyone traumatised.

“Somebody who would attempt to rob a person at axe point is not the kind of person we want walking the streets so we need to find these men before they threaten anybody else.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 582 of 21/12/17 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111



Categories: Altrincham, Crime

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