Paraplegic man robbed at ATM by two men in Sydney

Police are searching for two men who robbed a paraplegic man as he used an ATM on the weekend.

Police have released CCTV footage and made a public appeal for information after Julian, who is wheelchair bound, had cash snatched from his hands. The two males had been lingering near the ATM on George St in Sydney before they robbed the 42-year-old.

About 11.45am on Sunday, Julian, who is living with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, was withdrawing money on George St in Haymarket.

He noticed two males were lingering in the enclosed alcove area where the ATM is located. After making a withdrawal from the ATM, one of the males approached him and snatched cash from his hands. The pair then fled the area. They were last seen running north on George St.

Detective Inspector David El-Badawi will speak to media alongside victim Julian today. It’s expected he’ll provide more details at that time.

Witnesses in the area assisted Julian, and contacted police. He was not injured during the incident.

Police established a crime scene and detectives are now investigating the robbery. CCTV released by police shows two men police now wish to speak with.

The first man is described as being of caucasian appearance, with a large build and red hair. He was wearing a black jacket and dark green pants.

The second man is of caucasian appearance, with a medium build, and light brown hair. He was wearing a dark blue jacket and dark pants.

Detectives also want to speak with a man and woman who came to help Julian after the alleged robbery. The man and woman are described as being of Asian appearance.

Police say the couple could have important information that could assist the investigation.

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