3:50pm Friday 27th September 2013
By SNJ Reporter
POLICE are appealing for information after a man with Parkinsons disease was robbed in Stroud. The robbery happened near the lifts at Merrywalks Shopping Centre between 12.30pm and 1.50pm on Wednesday September 25.
Offenders approached the victim, a 53 year-old local man who suffers with Parkinsons disease and engaged him in conversation.
One of the offenders then punched the man to the stomach.
They then took the contents of the victim’s wallet, thought to be around £150. The first offender is described as white, male, in his mid 20s, around 6ft tall and of skinny build. He had a pointed face and pointed chin, with shaven white hair and stubble.
He was wearing grey three-quarter length trousers and a yellow, round-necked t-shirt with ‘59’ on the front written in red or orange.
The second offender was again white, male and in his mid 20s.
He was around 5ft 11ins tall of medium build with dark hair and clean shaven. He was wearing light blue denim jacket, jeans and white trainers.
Police would particularly like to speak to an elderly couple who may have seen the incident.
The man is described as white, of large build, in his 60s or 70s and wearing a grey Mac and pushing a shopping trolley.
The woman is described as white, again in her 60s or 70s and of large build, wearing grey clothes and a hat.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting incident number 250 of September 25
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