Elderly man robbed at Lincoln bus station

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an 80-year-old man was pushed to the ground and robbed at Lincoln bus station.

The incident happened some time between 5pm and 5.20pm on Monday, December 15, when the elderly man was approached by a man at the bus station on Melville Street.

Officers say he was pulled to the ground and money was taken from his coat pocket.

The elderly man did not sustain any significant injuries, but was frightened and upset by the ordeal, police said.

The robber is described as a white man in his 20s. He was about 5ft 8″ tall, slim in build and wearing a black hooded coat and black tracksuit bottoms. He ran in the direction of the train station.

The bus station would have been very busy at that time of the day, and police are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything relating to this robbery to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident number 354 of December 15. Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.