Crime

Police appeal after pensioner assaulted and robbed on Cwm Level Road in Brynhyfryd

South Wales Police are appealing for information after an 84-year-old man was assaulted and robbed.

The victim was walking on the pathway of Cwm Level Road, Brynhyfryd, in direction of the surgery at about 6am yesterday (Wednesday 27 January).

A man threatened him with a metal pole before assaulting him and making off with his wrist watch.

Detective Inspector David Wells said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable person who was going about his daily exercise.

“The victim is recovering but it has understandably left him extremely shaken and wary.

“I would ask anyone with information to not to hesitate and to make contact with us – attacks on our elderly community members are not acceptable and we would appreciate any information you can provide to help us bring the offender to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact 101, DM us or email publicservicecentre@south-wales.pnn.police.uk – alternatively you can provide information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 please always quote occurrence 2100030346

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