Published On: Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 on 2:50 pm

Man, 89, punched in the face and robbed in Greetland

Rochdale Road Greetland

The incident happened close to the Nisa store

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 89-year-old man was attacked and robbed outside his own home on Rochdale Road, Greetland.

The incident took place close to the Nisa store on Friday between 6.40pm and 6.50pm.

The victim, who walks with the aid of a zimmer frame, had been dropped off by taxi at home after work.

As he walked up the drive of his house carrying a small holdall a tall man approached from behind, pushed him to the floor and then hit him in the face.

The male then made off with the bag which contained some cash.

The victim is now recovering in hospital having suffered severe facial injuries.

Detective Sergeant Ross Wadsworth of Calderdale CID, said: “The level of violence used against the victim was particularly vicious and completely unnecessary against a man who needs a zimmer frame to help him get around.

“It might be that the attacker had blood stained clothing on when he returned home so if you suspect someone you know please come forward and help us catch the person responsible.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone or any vehicles being driven suspiciously in the area between 6pm and 7pm on Friday can call the Calderdale CID on 101.

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