Thief Drives Elderly Man Around Luton To Withdraw Cash

18 March 2015, 08:20 | Updated: 18 March 2015, 08:22

An elderly man has been forced on a drive around Luton by someone demanding he withdraw money from cashpoints.

The victim, a man in his 80s, was threatened by the offender who had thrown a brick through his window in Lawn Gardens, Luton, at about 6.40am on Saturday (14 March).

The offender then gained entry to the home and demanded money from the victim before forcing him to drive to cashpoints at Luton Parkway Station at about 6.45am and Santander, in George Street, at around 7.05am, in an attempt to obtain money from the victim's account. He was unable to withdraw any money.

Detective Constable Alan Boxall said: "This was a nasty ordeal where an elderly man was forced to drive to cashpoints in a bid to get him to withdraw money for the offender.

"We're keen to speak to the man pictured on CCTV as we believe he might have important information to assist our investigation."

Anyone who may have seen the incident or who has any information is asked to contact the police on 101 or text 07786 200 011. Alternatively please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 11.