Gift for lift mugging victim

A group of builders have collected £300 for an elderly man who was robbed in a lift in Bristol. It happened in Barton Hill in February. Police have made arrests in connection with the incident, but no-one has been charged.

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Exclusive interview with mugging victim

The mugging of pensioner Mike Bryant from Bristol got national coverage when the CCTV footage of the attack was released. The images showed the robber helping him through the door and then turning on him in the lift.

In an exclusive interview with Richard Payne, Mr Bryant recounts what happened. He says he's been left with a fear of going outside.

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Builders raise money for elderly man robbed in lift

A group of builders have collected £300 for an elderly man who was robbed in Bristol.

The victim was followed home by the robber, who is seen helping him through a door and then turning on him in the lift.

He stole £1500 in a crime that has been described by police as despicable. It happened in Barton Hill in February.

Police have made arrests in connection with the incident, but no-one has been charged despite the clear images in the CCTV pictures below:

Builders collect money for elderly man robbed in Bristol

The elderly man was robbed in a lift in Barton Hill in February Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A group of builders have collected three hundred pounds for a vulnerable man who was robbed in Bristol.

The elderly victim was followed home by the robber, who is seen helping him through a door and then turning on him in the lift.

He made off with one and a half thousand pounds in a crime that has been described by police as despicable. It happened in Barton Hill in February.

CCTV of robbery on Barton Hill pensioner

The video, from Avon and Somerset Police, shows the attacker entering the Cost Cutter shop on Avondale Road where he sees the pensioner.

The pensioner (in the red hat) leaves the shop and is followed back to his block of flats by the man, who had gone outside to wait for him. Once in the lift, the attacker demands the pensioner's wallet. After a short struggle, he runs off with it.

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Elderly man robbed for wallet in Bristol lift

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man had his wallet stolen in Barton Hill, Bristol. The man was shopping at the Costcutters shop on Avondale Road when he noticed a younger man in the shop.

The younger man then waited outside the shop before following the elderly man back to his block of flats. Once in the lift, the younger man demanded the elderly man hand over his wallet. A struggle followed, and the younger man ran off with the wallet.

The attack happened on Sunday 3 February 2013. The elderly man's wallet was later found nearby but the cash had gone.

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