Police appeal for witnesses to cash snatch in Hastings

Police are searching for a thief who snatched cash from a man who had just withdrawn it from a cash machine in Hastings.

Just after 12.35pm on Friday 8 June the 65-year-old victim, a local man, withdrew £100 cash from a cashpoint outside the Natwest Bank in Havelock Road, Hastings. As he held the cash and was about to put it away, a man described as white, in his 20’s, of slim build, with short mousy brown hair and wearing jeans, ran past, grabbed the money out of his hand and ran off towards Robertson Street.

Investigator Mel Straw said; “The victim in this case is personally very vulnerable, and had also just come out of hospital after treatment for a leg injury.

“He was not attacked or injured during the incident but was badly distressed by what happened.

“If you saw what happened or think you know who was responsible, please contact us on 101, quoting serial 602 of 08/06.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”