Robber pushed man into canal in Doncaster

A man was pushed into a canal in Doncaster during a robbery.

Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 2:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 2:13 pm
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South Yorkshire Police said the 31-year-old victim was walking along the canal bank between the River Don and Mexborough New Cut, Doncaster Road, Mexborough, when he was targeted.

INQUEST: Sheffield woman, aged 48, died after slipping on icy pavementHe was approached by a man who pushed him into the canal and then used a fishing magnet to steal his wallet while he was in the water.

An E-fit of the culprit has been produced.

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POLICE: Crook hunted over attempted shop raid in SheffieldA police spokesman said: "A 31-year-old man was walking on the canal bank on land between the River Don and Mexborough New Cut, Doncaster Road, when he was approached by another man.

"The man then pushed him into the canal, before stealing his wallet using a fishing magnet. He then left the area heading towards Denaby.

"The victim managed to get out of the canal on his own and was not injured.

"Officers investigating have since worked with him to produce an E-fit."

APPEAL: Police search ongoing for missing teenage girl last seen in SheffieldAnyone with information about the incident at 6.30pm on Friday, July 13 should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.