Robber pushed man into canal in Doncaster

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Do you know this man?

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

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.

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He 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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A 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."

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Anyone 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.