Appeal Following Robbery of Vulnerable Man in Outwood Area of Wakefield
Monday, 29 October, 2019
Detectives are appealing for information after the robbery of a vulnerable man in Wakefield last month.
The offence happened at around 12.30am on Wednesday, 25 September, as the 32-year-old victim was walking along Victoria Street in the Outwood area of the city. He was approached by man who made demands for cash before punching the victim to the face, causing him to fall to the floor. The victim’s wallet was taken.
The victim suffered extensive bruising and cuts around his eye and is now afraid to leave the house after dark.
The suspect is described as under 32-years-old and taller than 5ft 8ins. The victim thinks the perpetrator may have been wearing a black jacket.
As part of the appeal, detectives have released CCTV images of what is believed to be the suspect in the vicinity of the offence.
Anyone with information about the person responsible for this robbery, or who was in the area and saw anything suspicious, is asked to contact the police.
Information can be passed to Wakefield CID by using the 101 Live Chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website at: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat.
Alternatively, you can call West Yorkshire Police via 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. When contacting us about this crime, please quote 13190491694.