Police investigate robbery of elderly man’s wedding ring after 43-years of marriage

An investigation has been launched after 74-year-old man was threatened with a knife, and had cash and his wedding ring stolen in Mexborough on Sunday.

The victim was walking along High Street at 10pm on April 29 when he was approached by a man who grabbed hold of him and dragged him to a cash point on Main Street at knife point.

The offender then took £200 and the man’s wedding ring.

PC Rachel Young said: “After 43-years of marriage, he’s never been without his wedding ring.”

The offender has been described as being in his 20s, of a slim build, 6ft tall and wearing a hat and a mask over his face.

Anyone with information can contact 101 quoting incident number 1124 of 29 April 2018.