This shocking video shows a frail 92-year-old man being attacked and robbed for just FIVE pounds.
The widower, who lives on his own, had just come back from a shopping trip in Westminster when another man attacked him, stole £5 and left him on the ground for more than five minutes in a communal area of his block of flats in Ingestre Court, Soho on January 31.
In CCTV footage released today (February 16) the frail man is seen pushing a small shopping trolley then waiting for the lift up to his flat as the other man approaches him, grabs the man’s pocket and pushes him to the floor.
He steals his wallet containing just £5 and then leaves the building with the shocked pensioner collapsed, holding his face as he struggles to comprehend what happened.
In shock the man, who has no children, managed to get to his feet, take the lift to his flat and call 999 despite injuring his shoulder.
He is now back at his home but is living in fear for his safety.
Scotland Yard detectives are asking the public to help with information about the attack and have released an image of the man they would like to speak to in connection with the robbery.
He is described as black, between about 5ft 10in and 6ft tall, of a slim build and aged between 20 to 30. He was wearing casual dark clothing at the time.
Detective Sergeant Gemma Alger, of the Westminster Serious Crime Unit, said: “This is a totally unprovoked, callous and sickening assault on a defenceless pensioner.
“The victim is fiercely independent and has lived in London all his life. His confidence has been eroded as a result of the actions of this individual and now he is fearful about going out.
“I would urge anyone who has any information on who was responsible to contact us as soon as possible before he targets someone else.”
Anybody with information should call Westminster Serious Crime Unit on 020 7321 7513 or 101 quoting reference 6504926/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.