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Wednesday 08 March 2017, 9:06 AM

Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery in Cheltenham, in which the elderly victim and an elderly passerby gave chase after the suspect.

The incident happened in Carlton Street at about 4pm on Monday 27 February.

The 82-year-old victim had been shopping at a convenience store in Albion Street and while walking back to his car in Carlton Street, was forcibly pushed from behind by a man who reached into his pocket and took his wallet.

The victim, who managed to stay on his feet, pursued the offender who fled down a nearby alleyway and straight into the path of a 72-year-old passerby.

The 72-year-old, alerted by the commotion, tried to stop the mugger but, after being pushed aside, took up the chase himself and followed the suspect into Priory Walk, back into Carlton Street, and then onto Hewlett Road where he lost sight of the offender.

Neither the victim nor witness were injured, but the wallet which contained more than £100 in cash has not been recovered.

A 43-year-old local man was later arrested on suspicion of robbery, interviewed and bailed while enquiries continue.

Police are keen to obtain any CCTV footage along the route of the pursuit during the time of the incident. Anyone who can help, or has any other information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 338 of 27/2/17.

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