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Arrest made over mugging of 92-year-old man in Soho

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Image caption Police said the pensioner was followed before the robbery, which happened as he waited for a lift

Police hunting a robber who knocked over and mugged a 92-year-old man for £5 have made an arrest.

Stanley Evans, who is now 93, was attacked in the communal entrance of Ingestre Court, Soho, in January after he was followed home from the shops.

CCTV footage shows the mugger taking Mr Evans's wallet and leaving him lying on the floor. The widower suffered a shoulder injury.

A 29-year-old man was arrested in Camberwell on suspicion of robbery.

'Fearful'

Scotland Yard said the attack happened at about 20:00 GMT on 31 January when Mr Evans was waiting in a communal entrance for the lift to his flat.

The suspect grabbed the pensioner, pushed him to the floor and then stole his wallet and left the building.

Det Sgt Gemma Alger said: "The victim is fiercely independent and has lived in London all his life.

"His confidence has been eroded as a result of the actions of this individual and now he is fearful about going out."

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