Eighty-year-old man hit with wood and robbed in East Grinstead

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 80-year-old man was robbed in East Grinstead just before 5pm on Thursday (July 23).

Friday, 24th July 2020, 8:24 am
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Sussex Police said the victim, a local man, had been walking on a path close to the ambulance station when he was approached by two men in the East Court area of East Grinstead.

Officers said the elderly man was hit by a piece of wood and had his wallet stolen, which contained bank cards.

Police said the victim has been taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.

At this time there is no further information and no description of the suspects involved, according to police.

However, officers are urging anyone with any information about the incident to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1078 of 23/07.

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