Police have made a fresh appeal for information after a pensioner from Lincoln died after being robbed in the street.
Father-of-one Michael Broxholme, aged 69, was pushed to the ground and robbed on Friday evening. He died in hospital the next day.
Ch Inspr Stewart Brinn, of Lincolnshire Police, said:
Mr Broxholme was making his way home at around 5.30pm on Friday night when he was approached from behind, pushed to the ground, and his wallet stolen. About £70 was taken.
We have an updated description of a man we would like to talk to in connection with the incident and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a man in the area at the time described as aged in his late 20s to early 30s, with short, black hair, and wearing a dark coat and dark trousers.
Two men in their early 20s have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation.
Police are urging witnesses or anyone with information to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Police investigating the death of a mugging victim in Lincoln have released two men in their early 20s after questioning them on suspicion of robbery.
They were arrested shortly after Michael Broxholme was pushed to the ground. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
The 69-year-old died on Saturday, having been robbed of his wallet the night before, close to garages leading to Hermit Street.
A post-mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are required in order to establish the exact cause of death.
This is a truly tragic event. We know that Mr Broxholme was well-known and well-liked in the local community. He had lived in the area of Hermit Street for a fairly long period of time and had a large group of friends there.
Police have released pictures of the 69-year-old pensioner who died after being mugged in Lincoln. Michael Broxholme was attacked on the short walk from the pub to his home. Tests are being carried out to find out how he died.
A man who died after being mugged in Lincoln has been named as Michael Broxholme. He was attacked on the short walk from the pub to his home. Police say tests are still being carried to establish how he died. Adam Fowler reports.
Police have identified the man who died after he was attacked and robbed in Lincoln.
69-year-old Michael Broxholme, of Hermit Street in Lincoln was pushed to the ground and robbed of his wallet by the garages leading to Hermit Street, near to Portland Street, at around 5.30pm on Friday.
He died in Lincoln County Hospital on Saturday evening.
A post mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are needed to establish the exact cause of his death.
A robber has been sentenced to three years behind bars for attempting to mug an elderly woman, as she shopped in Bilston.The 83-year-old lady was with her husband, who is blind, when the attack happened, on January 21st.
Jason Hall of Willenhall Road, approached the pair on Church Street and grabbed the pensioner’s handbag. Despite being pushed to the floor the woman refused to hand over her possessions and attempted to hold off her attacker, but eventually the 39-year-old ran off with the woman’s bag.
Other shoppers who witnessed the robbery gave chase and managed to stop Hall as he jumped over a bridge onto the Metro line. They took him back to the scene where he was arrested by police.