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Man with learning difficulties robbed in Redditch underpass
10:00am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Local
POLICE are appealing for information after a robbery in Redditch.
The incident occurred in an underpass off Battens Drive on Friday, August 23.
Sometime between 9pm and 9.30pm, as the victim – a 22-year-old man – made his way through the underpass near the Arrow Valley car park, he was grabbed by an unknown man.
The offender punched the victim in the face and then went through his pockets, stealing his wallet and his mobile phone.
The offender then fled the scene in the underpass at speed.
A police spokesman said: “The victim in this robbery has learning difficulties and has been left very shaken by this incident. However, thankfully he has not suffered any serious physical injuries.
“He has described the offender as being white, around 50 years old and wearing black jeans and a black shirt.
“He has also described the items that were stolen as being a silver Samsung mobile phone and a red Diesel wallet.
“Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or 0300 333 3000, quoting incident number 392S 260813.”
Information can also be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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