A disabled man was kicked to the ground and robbed in Brougham Road, Worthing on Tuesday September 24th around 11.00 am. Police are appealing for witnesses.
The 51-year-old victim was walking in Brougham Road when he was confronted by a younger man who demanded money near to the junction with Ham Road.
The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, who walks with a stick after having a number of strokes, before taking £50 from the older man’s wallet and leaving.
The victim, from Worthing, was able to stagger home but is still in pain from the attack.
Detective Constable Kim Clinch said: “Brougham Road is very busy and during the incident a bus and many cars passed by but no one stopped to give the victim any help.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen what happened but did not realise how serious the attack was at the time.
“This was an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable man and we need to speak to anyone who has any information urgently.”
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 611 of September 26th or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.