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30 June 2015, 06:00
Police in Dunstable are looking into whether a robbery in Dunstable - just FOUR minutes before the victim died after crashing his car - are linked.
The man and a woman, believed to be his wife, were walking along Albion Street just before midday when they were approached by two women, who asked them for directions to the train station before stealing cash from them.
Shortly afterwards, at 12.04pm, the man died after crashing his car into a wall in Edward Street in the town. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detective Sergeant Katherine Rivers said:
"We believe that one of the victims of the theft was also the victim of a fatal road traffic collision in Dunstable today, and we are keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are connected.
The two suspects are described as Asian, in their 20s or 30s, and were both described as wearing light-coloured long tops with blue patterns on them.
We're urgently appealing for anyone who witnessed either the robbery or the road traffic collision to contact us immediately."
Anyone with information about either the robbery or the crash should call 101 (with ref no. 105 of 29th June). You can text info to 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.