Police need your help to identify four callous males wanted for a heartless robbery on a wheelchair bound lady during broad day light.  

Between 1.10pm and 1.20pm on Monday the 17th of October, 2011, the female was sitting in her wheelchair at Readers Reserve on Hector Street near Flinders Street, Yokine. As she sat eating her lunch she was approached by four males of African decent. One of the males jumped up onto the park bench next to her and squatted down. He tried to strike up a conversation but soon showed his true motives when he asked her if she had any money. Replying that she didn’t, another male joined in and pushed her right shoulder. Unfortunately the lady suffers from a medical condition similar to brittle bone disease and this simply act of being pushed caused her great discomfort. The same male then grabbed her purse out of a shopping bag which was sitting on the foot rest and took out a large sum of money.

The lady who was traumatised by the incident quickly turned her wheelchair around and raced off as quickly as she could.  To add further insult to injury the males shouted extremely offensive taunts at the lady. The lady sought refuge at a nearby liquor store until Police arrived.

The four males are described:

  • Dark skinned
  • Of African decent
  • Between 16 – 21 years of age
  • Slim build
  • Between 176 -177cm
  • All wore shiny black pants with black hoodies over their heads, black wrap around sunglasses and ¼ fingerless black gloves.

If you know the identity of these males or have information about this offence, make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered. Please quote Reference Number 5761.

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