Appeal after elderly man targeted in ‘cowardly’ Hackney robbery
- Credit: Metropolitan Police
A 71-year-old man was pushed over and robbed as he tried to withdraw money from a cash machine in Hackney.
Met Police officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace following the incident, which happened on October 5 at 12.50am in Stoke Newington.
The victim was drawing money out of a cash machine at a petrol garage when he was approached by a man asking for £5.
After the victim declined, the man pushed him over and stole cash and a bank card before fleeing on foot towards Stamford Hill.
The 71-year-old was left “shocked and upset” following the attack but was otherwise uninjured.
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Det Con Farhang Razavi, of the Central East Command Unit, said: “This cowardly attack left the victim shocked and upset.
“We urge any members of the public who can help our enquiries to make contact.”
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Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV should call 101 with reference CAD 224/5 Oct.
Alternatively tweet @MetCC or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.