Appeal after elderly man targeted in ‘cowardly’ Hackney robbery

An image of the man police would like to speak to. Picture: Metropolitan Police

An image of the man police would like to speak to. Picture: Metropolitan Police - 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.

Police urge the public to get in touch if they recognise this man. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Police urge the public to get in touch if they recognise this man. Picture: Metropolitan Police - Credit: Metropolitan Police

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.

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