Police look for information as an elderly man is robbed in Manchester City Centre

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Officers are appealing for information after an elderly man was robbed on Wednesday 6 February 2019 and have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

At around 1.20pm, a man took hold of the victim and removed his wallet and cash.

During the robbery the victim, a man in his 80s was grabbed. He was not seriously injured during the robbery, but he was left understandably shaken.

The offender fled on foot with small amount of cash.

Anyone who recognises the man in the image should contact police.

Police Constable Stuart Hammersley of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “This is a particularly cowardly incident where a vulnerable member of our community was targeted on a city centre street in broad daylight.

“I would encourage anyone who recognises the person pictured, or thinks they can assist with our enquiries, to please get in touch.”

Anyone who has any information about the robbery should call police on 0161 856 3221 quoting incident number 0710 of 20/02/19.

Details can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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