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Appeal after rings are stolen from 84-year-old man on Derby street

Posted on 16th March 2017
Derby robbery - 17000086652

We are appealing for information after sentimental rings were stolen from an elderly man in Derby.

At around 1.45pm on Tuesday, February 28, an 84-year-old man was riding along Almond Street, Derby in his mobility scooter when a woman pulled up alongside him in a small black car.

As the man continued to ride along, the car was driven slightly up the pavement to stop him going any further.

The woman opened the car door and asked the victim for his wedding ring. As he refused, she stood in front of his scooter and took three rings from his fingers. She also tried to remove his necklace.

The woman, described as white and aged in her mid-thirties, gave the man some tissue and said that his rings were wrapped up inside it, before making off.

The plain gold wedding band, a gold signet ring with a square shape on the top, and a gold ring with the words ‘Napoleon’ and ‘Josephine’ inscribed on it were all highly sentimental to the victim.

Do you have information that could help our officers? Have you been offered the rings for sale? If so, please contact DC Julie Proctor on 101, quoting occurrence number 17000086652.

You can also send Julie a message online here

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