NEW BEDFORD (CBS) – New Bedford police are investigating a daytime robbery of a man walking home that was caught on camera.
Police said that Sunday at about 12:45 p.m. a 66-year-old New Bedford man was walking in the area of County and Rivet Streets when he was grabbed from behind.
The suspect put the man in a bear hug before reaching into the victim’s pocket and taking cash, police said.
According to police, the suspect and a second man who was with him ran away from the scene towards Purchase and River Streets.
Both suspects are described as light-skinned men with slim builds, between 5’7” and 5’10” tall and wearting light-colored clothing.
Police said neither man spoke during the alleged robbery.
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Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call New Bedford police Det. William Westgate at 508-991-6300 ext. 136.
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