Mugger robs 75-year-old in Felixstowe after knocking him to the ground

Mugger hunted

Mugger hunted

Police are hunting a mugger who attacked a 75-year-old man in Felixstowe and stole his wallet.

The robbery occurred shortly after 10pm on Friday after the victim left a pub to walk home.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said the man was in The Walk when he felt a thump to his back.

He fell to the ground and his assailant grabbed the man’s wallet from his back pocket.

The mugger then ran off in the direction of Crown Street.

The victim was left with a small cut near his right eye. He also sustained what were described as ‘nicks’ to both arms.

The man returned home and called police.

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He was treated by paramedics, but is understood not to have required hospital treatment.

Officers were given a partial description of his attacker. The robber was male and wore a dark-coloured hoodie with the hood up. He was said to be of average height and build.

Police said anyone who can help the inquiry, or who witnessed the assault, should telephone Suffolk Constabulary on 101 and quote crime number 50901/16.

Alternatively they should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.