Police launch hunt for 'despicable' robber who stole cash and bus pass from 92-year-old man

A 92-year-old man was robbed on Fergusson Road, Broxburn, in Scotland. (Google)
A 92-year-old man was robbed on Fergusson Road, Broxburn, in Scotland. (Google)

Police are searching for a "despicable individual" who stole a small sum of cash and a bus pass from a 92-year-old man outside his home.

The pensioner was robbed outside his property in Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland, on Saturday.

Police Scotland said the incident happened between 2pm and 5pm.

The thief appeared at the man’s door on Fergusson Road and stole his wallet before pushing him to the ground, police said.

He then made off with the man’s black leather wallet, containing a low two-figure sum of cash, a bank card and a bus pass.

Police described the suspect as white, about 5ft tall, of medium build, with long dark hair, adding that he spoke with a local accent.

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Police Scotland are hunting for a suspect who robbed a 92-year-old man outside his home. (PA)

At the time of the incident he was wearing dark trousers, a jacket and brown hat.

Detective Sergeant Graham Garvie, from Livingston CID, said: “This despicable individual preyed on a vulnerable elderly man outside his own home.

“Thankfully he was not seriously injured during the incident but he has been left shaken.

“It is vital that we trace the man responsible and I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and noticed a man matching the above description, or anything at all suspicious, to please get in touch.

“I would also urge any motorists with dashcams who were travelling through to check their footage in case they have managed to capture the suspect.

“I would like to reassure the local community that we are doing everything we can to trace the individual responsible.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3628 of Saturday, 2 July.

They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.