Updated: Friday, 13th September 2019 @ 2:25pm

Kidney dialysis patient returning from hospital has rare gold necklace ripped from him in violent daylight robbery

Kidney dialysis patient returning from hospital has rare gold necklace ripped from him in violent daylight robbery

By Samson Dada

A vulnerable Manchester hospital patient returned home from kidney dialysis last week only to be viciously robbed of a £1,500 necklace and beaten on his own doorstep.

The 51-year-old man was returning from Manchester Royal Infirmary when he was assaulted by two men at around 7.15pm on August 2 at his home on Carlton Road, Whalley Range.

After a brief struggle, one of the offenders ripped a rare necklace from the victim with a real tiger tooth covered in gold worth more than £1,500. 

The men then attempted to enter the victim’s property but fled after the burglar alarm sounded.

Detective Constable Lisa McGrane said: “This was an absolutely disgusting and cowardly attack on a vulnerable and frail man who needs dialysis treatment three times a week for kidney failure.

“I have no doubt people who are reading or hearing this will be absolutely disgusted and I would implore people to use that sense of anger and indignation to help us catch the despicable offenders responsible for this crime.”

Crucially, one of the robbers asked for the man’s Kara, a Punjabi word for bangle, suggesting that the offender might be of Asian descent. 

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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