Money Stolen From Disabled Man In Norwich

16 April 2016, 06:00

Police are appealing for information after money was stolen from a disabled man as he waited for a bus in Norwich.

The victim, who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was waiting at bus stop CD on Castle Meadow at around 8.50pm on Monday 11 April when he was approached by a man.

The man asked him for money and when the victim refused the man put his hand into the victim's jacket pocket, removed his wallet and walked off in the direction of St Stephens.

The suspect is described as white, tall, with very short brown hair, wearing a grey hat and black jacket.

PC Michael Pearce said: "This is a sickening crime where a vulnerable member of our community has been targeted by a callous thief. It is believed there may have been a number of people in the area when the incident took place and I would urge anyone who may have seen anything to contact police."

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information should contact PC Michael Pearce at Bethel Street Police Station on 101.