'Cold-hearted' thugs rob wheelchair-bound man in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 17:14 05 December 2011

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Hertfordshire Constabulary

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SICK robbers pinned down an elderly disabled man in his wheelchair while they robbed him of his wallet,

The man, in his 60s, had just gone across the pelican crossing in French Horn Lane, Hatfield, when he heard someone behind, who asked if he had any change.

When the victim said he did not, one of the muggers held him down from behind while a second man searched his coat.

They eventually let him go, making off with the victim’s wallet, which contained a small amount of cash.

The wallet was later found discarded at the scene.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and information to the “cold-hearted” mugging, which took place at 4.20pm on Wednesday last week.

Detective constable Alex Kettle-Stupka, investigating, said: “This was a callous offence against a vulnerable elderly man, who could not defend himself, and for very little gain by the offenders.

“I am very keen to hear from anyone who knows anything about this incident, saw it take place or can identify the offenders so we can bring them to justice for this cold-hearted crime.

“In particular, he saw a lady at the nearby crossing before he was held down and I am very keen to speak to her in case she saw any of the incident.”

Call detective constable Kettle-Stupka on the non-emergency number 101.

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