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Man 'sandwiched' by two robbers in Gloucester

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was 'sandwiched' between the two robbers who stole his phone Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was 'sandwiched' between the two robbers who stole his phone.

The victim was walking along Station Road in Gloucester at 6.15pm on Friday when a man jumped in front of him and stole his phone out of his hand.

Startled, he dropped the phone and then tried to pick it up. At that point, the thief dug his nails into the victim's hand to try to force him to give up the phone.

Then, another man came up and stood on the other side of him, 'sandwiching' the victim between the two robbers. They grabbed his phone and left.

One of the men was black and the other was white - both are in their twenties. The black man was 5' 10" tall, of medium build and was wearing a black coat with a hood or a hat. He had a scar or mark on his neck. The white man, also around 5' 10" tall and medium build, had short dark hair and was clean shaven. He had a local accent and was wearing a white knitted jumper. He looked scruffy and gaunt.

Elderly woman spotted in street in only nightwear

An elderly woman was seen walking around in just her nightclothes in the early hours of this morning Credit: Google Maps

Police are concerned about an elderly woman who was seen wandering around Ruspidge in Gloucestershire in her nightclothes in the early hours of this morning.

Witnesses said the woman - who is about 90-years-old - appeared confused and claimed to be looking for her daughter. She is believed to have dementia.

She was last seen walking up Ruspidge Road, away from Costcutters.

She was pushing a zimmer frame with a seat on it, and she had a bandage around one of her ankles. She was wearing a light nightdress underneath a blue coat and was carrying a black handbag.

A huge search has been taking place today, involving ground and dog units and a helicopter, but police have yet to find the woman.

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