A disabled 60-year-old man was cruelly tipped from his wheelchair and robbed on Sunday in a violent Ordsall attack that has left him ‘deeply distressed’.
Between 3.05pm and 3.25pm on June 23, the robber climbed over the secure fencing of the Mount Carmel Court sheltered accommodation entering through the rear car park.
He then knocked on the victim’s door and was let in – the robber then wheeled the man back into his home tipped him out of his wheel chair and ripped the jewellery from his arms causing minor injuries.
Detective Constable Cathy Blain, based at the INPT at Pendleton, said: “This attack has left an already vulnerable man feeling deeply distressed and too upset to leave his own bedroom.
“Not only was it horrible for the victim, but it was also very upsetting for the staff at the sheltered accommodation who found him collapsed in his room after the incident.”
The offender is described as a white man, with a slim build, 6ft tall, clean shaven and in his 20s. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded jacket, grey jogging bottoms and trainers.
DC Blain said: “I am now appealing to any witnesses who may have seen this man enter or leave the premises. The accommodation is on a busy junction of Oldfield Road and Robert Hall Street in Ordsall.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 1010 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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