VIDEO: Elderly man violently robbed in Worksop

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Police are asking the public for help after an elderly man was robbed and punched in the face in Worksop.

The victim, who is in his 60s, and a friend, were in the Victoria Square area, on Dock Road, when the incident took place on Wednesday, December 9.

Police hunt armed robber

Police hunt armed robber

A man on a bicycle rode up to him and snatched a cigarette from his mouth.

A police spokesman said that when the victim called outm the cyclist doubled back and punched the victim in the face before riding off.

The man on the bike is described as being aged between 20 and 30, around 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins in height and of skinny build with short, black hair.

He was also wearing a black jacket and trousers and was riding a dark-coloured mountain bike.

The incident took place between 10.30pm and 11.30pm.

Anybody with information about this incident should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 848 of 9 December, 2015.