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STAY SAFE: Man from Garston left scared to leave the house after robbery

 Published on: 25th September 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man from Garston says he is too scared to leave his house after he was robbed on his way home by thugs who claimed to be carrying a knife.

The victim was yards away from home on September 5 when three people approached him in Horseshoe Lane around 10.20pm and stole his e-scooter.

Speaking to GarstonNews, the victim’s mum said: “My son is doing okay, it took him a while to accept what had happened, he was very scared about leaving the house, going to work wasn’t too bad but walking home was a struggle, it’s got a little easier for him now, especially as his work colleagues know what happened and are able to give him support.

“My son developed a blood clot in his legs eight years ago following a football injury, just a few weeks ago he developed a second blood clot in his leg, the scooter was helping him as walking is painful and he hasn’t had the opportunity to take his driving test. 

“The stress this has had on him could have killed him by having an embolism.”

Although two men said they had a knife,  no weapons were seen. They took the e-scooter and made off towards Boundary Way.

Two people – a 20-year-old man from Watford and a 19-year-old man also from Watford – have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting crime reference 41/71250/20.

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