Police seek ‘vicious’ robbers who beat man, 82, with Parkinson’s in East Ham
- Credit: Metropolitan Police
An 82-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease was dragged to the ground, beaten and ripped of his jewellery in a nasty robbery.
Ahmet Dobran, who also has cancer and uses a walking stick, suffered three fractures to his spine by a trio of men as one held his neck while the other two reigned blows to his back and arms.
The pensioner also had his gold bracelet and Longine wristwatch stolen during the attack in Sussex Road, East Ham, at 6.55pm on Sunday, August 27.
Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding Ahmet’s “callous” assailants who swore at him while they carried out the mugging.
Investigating officer PC Sam Bush said: “How three grown men can be so vicious in attacking and robbing an 82-year-old man with a walking stick is beyond comprehension.
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“He was out shopping at the time of the attack and had bags of shopping in his hands, which made him even more vulnerable.
“He is understandably in a state of shock and in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
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“We need to catch these vicious thugs before they target anyone else as they clearly have utter disregard for their victims and do not hesitate to use violence.”
Images of three men sought in connection with the robbery have been released by police.
A picture of Ahmet recovering in hospital has also been released with his permission.
Anyone who recognises the men or has more information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111. You can also Tweet information to police @MetCC.