Police say Crime on Pensioner was "Vicious"
Second crime in less than a month involving Disability Vehicle
Ealing Borough Police are appealing for help from the general public in identifying a man who they believe is responsible for the robbery of a pensioner in St. Dunstans Avenue on Tuesday at around 6:55pm.
The victim, in his 70's, was returning home after a visit to William Hill betting shop in Market Place when the incident took place.
He was wearing a dark fleece top, light trousers and was using a dark red mobility electric vehicle at the time of the incident. This is the second incident in a month involving a victim on a mobility vehicle.
As the victim travelled along St Dunstans Avenue he was approached by a man who knocked him from his mobility chair into the road.
The suspect stole a quantity of cash from the victim, then fled the scene just as a passing motorist stopped to offer help. The passing motorist initially thought the man was helping the victim after he had fallen from his mobility scooter.
The man ran North along St Dunstans Road and was last seen running into St Dunstans Gardens. He is described as a black man, 25-35yrs, approx 5’ 10”, medium build, short black hair, wearing blue jeans and a white short-sleeved top.
No arrests have yet been made and Police are continuing their enquiries.
A Spokesperson from Ealing Police said:“This was a particularly vicious unprovoked attack on an on a elderly member of our community.
"We would appeal for witness who may have information about the incident, or residents and passers by who may have seen a male acting suspiciously in the area to call Ealing Borough CID on 0208 721 7040 quoting crime reference 2513725/08
"If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
"All information will be dealt with confidentially "
May 22, 2008