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Attempted robbery in Sutterton, Boston

We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage following an attempted robbery on a vulnerable man yesterday morning (20th July) in Sutterton, Boston.

Between 5:00 and 5:30am yesterday, a 63-year-old man was out walking his dog when he was approached by four males who had exited a white van. This happened at the junction of Blows Lane and Wigtoft Road. The four males wore high visibility vests and attempted to take his dog from him.

As the man resisted their attempts to take the dog, one of the offenders struck him with a weapon before leaving the scene empty-handed. The man sustained broken ribs, minor cuts and a black eye as a result of the incident.

Detective Sergeant Simon Dovaston said: “This is a despicable offence against a vulnerable man as he fulfilled one of his pleasures in life.

“While these offences are rare, I urge the public to come forward if they were in the area at the time or have dashcam footage that may assist the investigation. Our neighbourhood policing team are going out to do further reassurance patrols and I would also urge the public to remain vigilant to this type of crime that is unfortunately taking place in our neighbourhoods.”

There are a number of ways you can contact us.

  • By calling 101, quoting incident 104 of 20th July 2021.
  • By emailing force.control@lincs.police.uk – don’t forget to include incident 104 of 20/07/2021 in the subject line.
  • If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

If you’ve been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have reported the crime to the police or not. Victim Lincs provide free, confidential advice and guidance, as well as access to specialist emotional support services. Visit victimlincs.co.uk or call 01522 947510 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.

Reference: Incident 104 of 20th July 2021

21 Jul 21 12:32 PM

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