أرشيفات الإشارات: Cleaner

OAP has kitchen cleaner sprayed in face during robbery by gang

AN OAP had kitchen cleaner sprayed in their face during a horrifying robbery by a gang of thugs.

The man in his 70s was the victim of theappalling and cowardlyattack outside his Lancashire home.

Four masked people robbed an OAP outside his home

Four masked people robbed an OAP outside his homeالإئتمان: جيتي
The robbery happened at around 6.30pm on December 1 at an address in Helmshore Road, Rossendale

The robbery happened at around 6.30pm on December 1 at an address in Helmshore Road, Rossendaleالإئتمان: جوجل

The four peoplewho were all wearing surgical face masksapproached the pensioner claiming to be looking for a lost dog.

Police said the robbers then pulled the man’s arm and sprayed the corrosive cleaner.

It is understood the masked gang went through the man’s pockets before going into his home.

The OAP didn’t need hospital treatment but was leftshakenand bruised.

An urgent investigation has been launched.

The robbery happened at around 6.30pm on December 1 at an address in Helmshore Road, Rossendale.

Lancashire Police said: “The four male offenders have arrived in a dark coloured people carrier and when approached by the victim, a man in his 70s, said they were looking for a dog.

They have then pulled the victim’s arm to prevent him from getting into his house and sprayed him with kitchen cleaner.

The robbers then stole cash and a diary from the victim’s pockets before going into his house and searching the kitchen.

They left the scene in the people carrier.

The suspects are described as all wearing dark clothing, surgical masks and had their hoods up.

No arrests have been made at this stage. Enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to email 3604@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, نقلا عن السجل 1088 of December 1, 2022.