Thieves stole property from a disabled man

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Thieves stole a wallet and gold bracelet from a disabled man in Huddersfield.

The 63-year-old who walks with a stick was approached by a man he did not know while trying to cross the junction of Lord Street and Kirkgate after leaving the King Street Mission.

The stranger took hold of the victim’s arm and begand to help him across Lord Street, but while they were in the road the 63-year-old stumbled and fell.

While the victim was on the floor the suspect stole his wallet and a gold bracelet before helping him to his feet and across the road, where the suspect met with an Asian woman.

Both left the victim and walked up Kirkgate.

The incident happened at around 2.15pm on Wednesday, April 3.

The man was described as white, around 25-years-old and around 5ft 3” tall, wearing a white baseball cap and white jacket.

The woman was an Asian female, and around 30-years-old. She wore an ankle length white dress and had black hair.

DC Pete Usher of Kirklees CID, who is investigating the incident, said: “This was a cynical and reprehensible offence in which an obviously vulnerable man has been targeted and then had his property taken.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw this incident which took place at a busy time of day to come forwards and help us identify these individuals and arrest them.

“Anyone who has information can contact myself DC 4188 Pete Usher at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436665 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”