Did you witness Barnsley assault and robbery?

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:57
Dated: 19 March 2018 10:07:08

Police in Barnsley are appealing for witnesses following the reported assault and robbery of an elderly man earlier this month.

Between 9.15am and 9.45am on Friday 2 March, it is reported that a white BMW X1 driven by a 73-year-old man was at the junction of Bly Road turning onto Barnsley Road in Darfield, when a dark blue long van pulled up alongside.

It is understood that the van proceeded to follow the BMW, driving in an aggressive manner, along Barnsley Road onto Doncaster Road heading towards Ardsley Hill.

The van is believed to have tried several times to attempt to block the road and force the BMW to stop.

At the dual carriageway at Ardsley Hill, it is reported that the BMW came to a stop after hitting a kerb. It is then understood that the driver of the van assaulted the elderly man driving the BMW, taking the dashcam from inside the car before driving off in the van towards Stairfoot.

While the elderly man wasn’t injured during the incident, he has been left shaken and upset.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle that morning and from any motorists travelling through that area who may hold dashcam footage.

Please call 101 quoting incident number 275 of 2 March 2018. You can also give information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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