Police Warning

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in West Harling woods yesterday (6 December 2020).

It happened at about 3.30pm when the victim, a 70-year-old man, was out walking his dog in the woods, near to West Harling Road towards Gasthorpe.

The victim was hit from behind and was knocked unconscious falling to the floor. He regained consciousness about 10 minutes later to find his wallet, containing cash and cards and his mobile phone had been stolen.

He suffered facial and head injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Officers will be increasing patrols in the area and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area yesterday. Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Clare Gardner at Thetford CID on 101 quoting crime reference 36/85896/20. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111