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Two men steal groceries from man in wheelchair in Chard

By WG_SForrester  |  Posted: December 03, 2012

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Anyone with information should call police on 101

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A man in a wheelchair had his groceries stolen by two men who ran off in Chard on Saturday.

Police say the man in his 80s, went to the Co-Op on Fore Street to buy some groceries. He left the shop at around 4.20pm and was making the journey home when he was approached by two men sat on a bench.

One man asked him for the time before they both grabbed his shopping bags and ran up towards the High Street.

Police say a man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the theft and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Sgt Justin Koerner said: "This was a despicable theft carried out on a vulnerable person. The victim is well regarded locally and has been recognised for his efforts in raising money for local charities.

"The theft occurred on a busy road in the town centre and it is possible someone saw the bags being taken or the men running from the area. I would appeal for anyone who can help to contact us."

Both men are described as white, in their 20s, and wearing dark puffa jackets and light-coloured trainers. One of them is believed to have been wearing a black baseball cap.

Contact Sgt Koerner on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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  • 2ladybugs  |  December 03 2012, 2:35PM

    or even "Pity they"

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  • 2ladybugs  |  December 03 2012, 2:33PM

    Oh what wonderfully brave b******s, picking on somebody who is unable to defend themself. Pity the don't still have 'stocks' where, if they are apprehended, they could be put.

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