A big-hearted north-east man has launched an appeal to reimburse a pensioner who was robbed of hundreds of pounds as he lay injured in the street.
Jack Jamieson, of Aberdeen, has set up the fundraising web page after reading about the sickening theft in the Press and Journal.
Officers are continuing the hunt for the thief who stole the 71-year-old man’s wallet when he discovered him lying with a broken leg in the Torry area of Aberdeen at around 7.30pm on Monday night.
The elderly man fell at the public steps between Farquhar Road and Girdleness Road just feet away from his own home.
After witnessing the fall, a man described as being in his 30’s, stopped and took his wallet containing a “mid three-figure sum”.
The man involved is described as being white, around 5ft 10ins tall, and of average build. He was wearing a white crew neck jumper and blue jeans.
Mr Jamieson has at the time of writing raised £150 of his £500 target and said he will track down the man to donate the funds.
The Press and Journal has offered a £1,000 reward to anyone who can help bring the culprit to justice.
Mr Jamieson said: “I was sickened to read about the elderly man that was robbed while he was on the ground injured.
“If a few people put in a few pounds we could help cheer this poor victim up and help get his money back.
“We need to show the people of Aberdeen that we do not accept behaviour like this.”
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