The police are looking for a pair of men who, according to them, robbed a 78-year-old man of nearly 700,000 crowns in mid-August in Prague after he withdrew them from a bank. In addition to the money, the man also lost his laptop and personal belongings, he was also injured during the robbery when one of the suspects dragged him on the ground.
The police have published camera footage of the suspects on their website and are asking the public for help. Those who recognize any of the men or know where they might be should call 158. If caught and convicted, they face up to ten years in prison for robbery, police spokeswoman Eva Kropáčová said.
The perpetrators robbed a man in Prague 10. “Shortly after noon, a 78-year-old man withdrew his life savings from a bank in Prague 4, which he put in his backpack. However, on the way from the bank, an as yet unknown perpetrator grabbed him by his backpack on the sidewalk in Jetelová Street, pulled the victim to the ground, where he dragged him and dragged him along the ground. Finally, after a few meters, he managed to steal the bag and ran away from the scene,” the spokeswoman described the event.
According to her, the police later tracked down two suspects thanks to the camera footage. The first of them chased the senior from the bank branch and apparently gave information to his accomplice over the phone. According to the criminologists, the two met at the Náměstí Míru tram stop. There, a second man took over the pursuit of the victim, who followed him to Prague 10, where he attacked and robbed him. During the robbery, the 78-year-old senior suffered an injury to his hand and other bruises, the spokeswoman added.