Gang rob 86-year-old man in Gloucester city centre
AN 86-year-old man has been robbed in broad daylight in Gloucester city centre.
The elderly man was targeted after withdrawing cash from a building society in Westgate Street some time between 10.45 and 11.25am on Wednesday.
He put the money in an envelope within a plastic bag, and walked up Eastgate Street, through Kings Walk, into Kings Square and into the Post Office in the Oxebode.
He is believed to have been followed by four people - two men and two women separated into couples.
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They are believed to have been of Eastern European appearance and well dressed.
Inside the post office one of the women cut open the man's bag, allowing the money to fall out and they then made off with it.
The man only realised what had happened when coming to pay the money into his account.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone suspicious in the city centre on Wednesday morning, particularly along the gate streets and in the Oxebode.
Anyone with information should ring police on 101 quoting incident number 152 of August 29.