[19 OCT 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Man In Wheelchair
Robbed In City Centre
A 24 year old Coventry man in a
wheelchair had his mobile phone snatched from him in Coventry city
The victim had just been to a
newsagents kiosk in New Union Street when a youth ran past him and
grabbed his mobile phone which was on his lap
A young man who was passing by
heard the victim shout out and chased the offender, but he lost
sight of him by the Job Centre.
Police at Little Park Street who
are investigating the incident would like to trace the man who
gave chase, as he may have valuable information which could help
them trace the offender.
PC Fay Boardman at Little Park
Street police station, said:
"This was a despicable and
cowardly thing to do to someone who had no chance of stopping
"The victim was very upset
and has said that this has left him feeling very
The offender was described as being
a white youth, aged 16 or 17, about 5ft 6in tall, very skinny and
with cropped hair.
Police would like to hear from the
passerby who ran after the offender, as well as anyone else who
witnessed the incident or anyone has any information about who the
offender might be.
Anyone with information should call
0845 113 5000 and ask for the city centre sector at Little Park
Street police station.
People can also call Crimestoppers
if they have any information on 0800 555 111.