A 28-year-old man has been released on bail following the robbery of a partially sighted woman in Exeter City Centre on Thursday afternoon.
The vulnerable woman was punched in the head and fell to the ground during the robbery on Little Southernhay Lane, a footpath that leads from the top of the South Street/Western Way junction and runs beside the Southgate Hotel.
The culprit stole the woman’s phone and punched her in the head after leaping from a wall, leaving the victim needing medical attention at the RD&E.
A police spokesman, appealing for witnesses, said: “This appears to have been an completely unprovoked attack.”
The suspect is described as being a white man in his thirties, wearing a denim jacket and blue hoody.
A 28 year old man arrested in connection with this incident has been released on police bail until 16th April pending further enquiries.
Anyone who has any information regarding this crime is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting log number 0348 140213