It seems especially sick when the country is trying to pull together, but there are still people happy to take advantage.
Avon & Somerset Police are asking for help with a robbery in Taunton that took place on Sunday (29th March). The victim, a man in his 50s, was walking along Railway Street with his wife at about 3.30pm after carrying out some essential shopping.
He was then struck from behind and knocked over by an unknown male. The assailant was seen running along the road before turning right into Thomas Street and off out of sight.
The assault in itself was an unpleasant incident. However the victim later realised his Samsung Galaxy A70 mobile phone had been taken from his jacket and believes it was stolen during the incident.
Police describe the perpetrator as being approximately 18-20 years old, slim and about 5ft 9ins tall. He was said to be wearing a grey hooded top – and the hood was raised – as well as blue jeans.
They are now appealing for witnesses to the incident. PC Stewart Cuthbert explains “The incident though has caused a huge amount of upset as the phone contained a lot of sentimental family photographs. “We would urge anyone who saw what happened – or saw a male running away from the scene on Sunday – to come forward.”
Anybody with information can report it by phoning 101 or via the police website and quote reference 5220073050.