DETECTIVES are appealing for information and video footage following a robbery in Warrington town centre when the victim was run over after having his mobile phone stolen by two men in a dark car, who stopped asking for directions.
The incident, which left the victim shaken with cuts and bruises to his foot after being run over, took place at around 2pm on Friday 12 November, a 47-year-old man was walking on Town Hill when a small dark car stopped at the side of the road.
Two unknown men inside the vehicle then asked the victim for directions. As the man got his phone out, the passenger inside the car then grabbed the phone.
The pair, who are both described as Asian men in their mid-20s, then drove off in the direction of Scotland Road.
As the men drove off, the car ran over the victim’s foot, causing him to fall to the floor and sustain a number of cuts and bruises.
Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone with any information that may aid the investigation.
Detective Sergeant David Schofield, of Warrington CID, said: “This victim has been left shaken as a result of his ordeal and we are committed to doing all that we can to identify the people responsible.
“This incident occurred close to the centre of Warrington on a busy Friday afternoon and as part of our investigation I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and believes they may have witnessed the incident.
“The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.
“I would urge anyone, with any information, no matter how small, to contact the team here at Warrington on 101 or at www.cheshire.pnn.police.uk/tua, quoting IML 1130639.”
Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0500 555 111.