Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Dublin: 14°C Wednesday 10 August 2022
Advertisement

'Despicable': Manchester police search for men who stole from a man as he had a stroke

The men stole money from the man and from his house.

Image: Lynne Cameron

POLICE IN GREATER Manchester are appealing for witnesses after two men posing as good Samaritans stole from a man as he had a stroke.

The 67-year-old man collapsed on Phillips Avenue, Bolton at about 10pm last Friday as he was walking home from choir practice.

Two men came across the man and helped him to get home where his wife called him an ambulance.

The two men then departed before the ambulance arrived.

Despite doing a seemingly good deed, it was discovered that the men had stolen the man’s phone and bank cards from his pocket, as well as cash that was in his house.

Detective Constable Phil Unsworth, of GMP’s Bolton borough, said:

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

“This was an absolutely despicable theft of a man who was having a stroke in the street.

“It’s almost unbelievable that anybody would stoop so low as to steal from somebody as they were stricken by such a serious medical episode.

If you have any information that you believe can help us find the people responsible then I would urge you to contact police.”

Read: Two men charged in connection with the death of Irishman Dylan Crawford

Read: A drug with ‘zombie-like’ effects is causing huge problems in Manchester. So what is it?

About the author:

Cormac Fitzgerald

Read next:

COMMENTS (19)