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Woman in wheelchair robbed in Lincoln

A woman in a wheelchair had her phone stolen in Lincoln.

The incident happened on March 19 at around 1.10pm outside the Prezzo restaurant on the Brayford waterfront.

She was sending a text on her iPhone 5S when she was approached by a man, who then snatched the phone from her hand.

The incident has left the 22-year-old victim shocked and upset.

The officer dealing with case, PC Chris Forsdyke said: “This is clearly a despicable offence against a vulnerable young lady and I’m hoping if the offender’s associates find out about it they may call in.”

The offender is described as white, of slim build, about 6 foot and in his late teens to early twenties. He was wearing a dark hooded top and trousers with a scarf across his face.

The phone is an iPhone 5S in gold, and a Ted Baker cover that’s pink with green and beige flowers on it.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen a man fitting the description should contact PC 851 Chris Forsdyke, quoting incident 202 of 19/03/2014 on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.