Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fragile OAP, 83, Mugged at Care Home

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fragile OAP, 83, Mugged at Care Home

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A FRAGILE pensioner was mugged by thieves in a care home car park as he visited his wife.

The 83-year-old man was treated for shock by paramedics after the vicious daytime attack outside Shawside Residential and Nursing Home.

Police said two men jumped out of what was thought to be a silver Vauxhall Zafira - and robbed the elderly man.

The thieves stole his wallet and drove off.

A GMP spokesman said the man was frail and was shaken by the attack.

The spokesman said: "At around 11.30am on Thursday 26 October 2017, police were called to reports that a man had been robbed outside a nursing home on Oldham Road, Shaw.

"Officers attended and established that an 83-year-old man had been robbed by two men.

"It is believed they pulled up in a silver Vauxhall Zafira before they robbed him.

"He was treated by paramedics at the scene for shock. …

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