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Pensioner died three days after he was robbed; MEN TRICKED THEIR WAY INTO HIS HOME CLAIMING TO BE UNDERCOVER POLICE.

Byline: SARAH HODGSON Daily Post Reporter

A PENSIONER has died three days after men claiming to be undercover police tricked their way into his home and robbed him.

Three men entered the man's property and threatened him, say police. They then searched the house before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash and a wallet.

The 74-year-old victim was taken to hospital after the robbery, which happened at Fitzalan Close in Whittington, near Oswestry, at around 8.20pm on Tuesday, November 20.

He was discharged from hospital the next day but died on Friday, November 23, according to West Mercia Police.

At this stage it is not known whether his death was linked to the robbery.

Police are keen to speak to two people who could be key witnesses, including the driver of a lightcoloured Volvo saloon car. The vehicle was seen in Fitzalan Close between 7.45pm and 8.15pm, shortly before the robbery took place.

The second person police would like to speak to is a man who called at the house on the evening of Sunday, November 18, between 7.30pm and 7.45pm, and asked the occupant whether he had seen a terrier type dog.

Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy said: "We're really keen for anyone who thinks this is them to come forward and speak to us.

"If you were in Whittington on Tuesday, November 20, in a light-coloured Volvo saloon, or looking for a dog on Sunday, November 18, please get in contact.

"I'd like to reassure these people they're not in trouble in any way but we do need to speak to them as they may be able to provide us with information that will help with our enquiries."

Detectives are also appealing for any witnesses to the robbery to come forward.

DI Bellamy added: "If you were in Whittington on around the time of the robbery on Tuesday, November 20, and saw anything suspicious or out of the ordinary then again, I'd ask you get in contact."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 652s 201118 or Crimestoppers.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Dec 15, 2018
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