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Senior Knocked Down, Robbed and Beaten in St. James

July 29, 2016 4:24 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are looking for a man who beat a senior citizen and robbed him in Grant’s Old Mill Park this week.

Police say it happened Tuesday at around 3:45 p.m. when the man in his 60s was approached by the suspect, who grabbed his arm and demanded money from him. Before he could respond, the victim was assaulted in the upper body and knocked down from his walker.

He turned over an undisclosed amount of money, but was repeatedly assaulted while on the ground.

The suspect threatened the man if he contacted police.

Police are looking for a Caucasian man approximately 6’0″ tall, who spoke with a slight accent of an unknown language. He has short brown hair, dark coloured eyes and was wearing a blue-coloured baseball hat, shorts and a T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (204) 986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at (204)786-TIPS (8477).