APPEAL: Can you help with investigation into Staffordshire Moorlands fishing pool robbery?


Pic of cordon
Pic of cordon

Detectives are appealing for help after a man was robbed near Shawe Park Road pond, Kingsley Holt, at around 3.45pm to 4pm on Saturday 29 August.

The robbery happened when the victim, a 55-year-old man from Cheadle, was approached from behind and attacked with a knife, causing him several injuries, including lacerations to his head and arm. He attended Stoke Royal Hospital for treatment and was released later the same evening.

During the incident the offenders stole a black Casio G-shock watch, a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, a 9 carat gold wedding ring and a pair of size 9 Clarks tan walking boots. They also stole a dark green Bushnall trial camera in an army gas mask bag, a black Nightmaster torch, a camouflage net and a Silky folding saw.

It is believed there were two to three offenders and they spoke with foreign accents.

The main offender is described as a white man aged in his mid 30s, 6ft tall with a slim athletic build and muscular shoulders. He had very short light fair hair and wore a grey long-sleeved sweatshirt and faded black tracksuit bottoms, possibly with a white stripe down the side and white trainers.

The other man/men are described as being aged in his/their mid 30s, slim build and wore dark clothing.

If you have any information on the incident, or are offered any items for sale in suspicious circumstances, please contact DC Mike Hall at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 531 of August 29. Alternatively, you can contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.