16/02/2015

Police Appeal For Information On Mugging Of 92-Year-Old Man

The Metropolitan Police have appealed for information after a 92-year-old man was mugged for just £5.

It is understood that a male aged 20 to 30, followed the elderly man into the entrance of a block of flats in Soho, where he knocked him to the ground and stole his wallet.

The victim, who has not be named, was left lying in the communal hallway for five minutes, before he managed to get back to his feet and take the lift to his flat and contact police.

DS Gemma Alger of the Westminster serious crime unit said: "This is a totally unprovoked, callous and sickening assault on a defenceless pensioner. The victim is fiercely independent and has lived in London all his life. His confidence has been eroded as a result of the actions of this individual and now he is fearful about going out."

The suspect is described as a black male, aged between 20 and 30, 5" 10' to 6" tall and slim. He is said to have been wearing dark clothing.

"I would urge anyone who has any information on who was responsible to contact us as soon as possible before he targets someone else," DS Alger added.

Any information should be given to Westminster serious crime unit on 020 7321 7513 or 101, quoting reference 6504926/15.

(MH/CD)

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