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Disabled man in wheelchair mugged at Croydon town centre cashpoint

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A DISABLED man was mugged for £50 at a cashpoint in Croydon town centre today (Wednesday). Officers were called to North End at about 8.30am, to reports that a man in a wheelchair had cash stolen from him. The victim had £50 taken as he was withdrawing the money from the cashpoint. PCs Edwin Sear and Arran Auker, who both attended the call, spoke to the woman who reported the incident to police and took her on a drive-around of the local area. A 25-year-old man was identified and arrested in nearby George Street on suspicion of robbery. He currently remains in custody at a south London police station. PC Sear said: "Thanks to the quick actions of another member of the public calling us we've been able to get there quickly and identify and arrest a suspect on suspicion of robbery. "It really highlights the importance of reporting robberies to police as soon as possible, so that we have as good a chance as possible of finding those responsible." Officers have since carried out a search at the suspect's home address and recovered items believed to be stolen goods. Enquiries are ongoing.

Disabled man in wheelchair mugged at Croydon town centre cashpoint


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