AN 86-year-old man with a walking frame was mugged while taking his wheelie bin out in Beralda Court, Rockingham.
Police said the elderly man was taking his bin from the verge into a secure gated area of his unit at about 1.50pm on Thursday, December 3.
The victim had one hand on his Zimmer frame and one on the bin, and before the gate closed, an unknown man came up behind him and pushed him hard in the back. The victim managed to stay upright by holding onto his walking frame.
The man stole the victim’s wallet containing credit cards and cash before jumping over the fence of the gated units and fleeing down a passageway. It is not known which direction he headed, but it was either towards Rockingham City Shopping Centre or Sepia Reserve.
The offender was described as being in his early 20s, dark skinned, about 173cm to 183cm tall, with a slim build and clean shaven. He was wearing dark clothing.
Rockingham Detectives believe there were several people in the area of the passageway around the time of the incident, and would like to speak with anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious.
Anyone with any information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.