Thursday, 19 July 2018

Elderly man dies after robbery at Ayrshire newsagents

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MANCHESTER: An elderly man has died after going to the aid of his partner who was threatened with a knife during a robbery at a shop in Saltcoats, Ayrshire.

The incident happened around 3.40pm on Friday while the 63-year-old woman was working at Wylie’s Newsagents in Springvale Street.

A man threatened her with a knife and demanded money and ran out of the shop with a small amount of cash, leaving the shop assistant uninjured but very distressed, police said.

It is believed the woman’s 71-year-old partner heard about the robbery and came to her aid before collapsing. The pensioner was taken to Crosshouse Hospital, but died a short time later.

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AN elderly man has died after going to the aid of his partner who was threatened with a knife during a robbery at a shop in Saltcoats, Ayrshire.

The incident happened around 3.40pm on Friday while the 63-year-old woman was working at Wylie’s Newsagents in Springvale Street.

A man threatened her with a knife and demanded money and ran out of the shop with a small amount of cash, leaving the shop assistant uninjured but very distressed, police said.

It is believed the woman’s 71-year-old partner heard about the robbery and came to her aid before collapsing. The pensioner was taken to Crosshouse Hospital, but died a short time later.

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