Man assaulted during robbery at Leamington flat

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Police are appealing to the public for information regarding a robbery in Leamington during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The robbery took place at a residential address on Morton Street at approximately 1am. A man forced his way into the home of a 57-year-old man and went on to assault and rob him.

During the robbery, the victim’s 22-year-old grandson returned home.

The suspect threatened both victims with a metal chain and physically assaulted the 57-year-old, causing minor injuries.

After the incident, the suspect left the house onto Clarendon Street.

The younger victim pursued him onto Leicester Street and Lansdowne Street before losing him on Thomas Street.

The items stolen include a laptop, sat nav, personal keys and wallets containing money, some of which have now been recovered.

The suspect is described as white with a tanned complexion, around 40 years-of-age, between 5”5 and 5”8 in height, of a broad build, clean shaven with short thinning hair.

He also appeared to have stitches on his right hand somewhere between his thumb and forefinger. At the time of the burglary he was wearing a dark hooded coat/jacket, dark trousers and a silver cross or similar pendant around his neck.

If anybody saw either prior to or after the incident they are urged to call detective constable Tim O’Mahoney on 101, quoting incident 38 of 14th September. Alternatively, information can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org