Tombola man Tony Ward suffers attempted robbery in Great Yarmouth

Tony Ward with his tombola stall outside the store near the bus station in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Ge

Tony Ward with his tombola stall outside the store near the bus station in Great Yarmouth. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

A pensioner feared his mugger might have a gun during an attempted robbery in Great Yarmouth.

Mr Ward has been raising money for various charities for years. Photo: George Ryan

Mr Ward has been raising money for various charities for years. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

Tony Ward, 77, is known for his tombola charity stall outside Poundland near the town's bus station.

He was going to the pet shop in Victoria Arcade at about 4pm on Monday when he was grabbed by a man – believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s.

MORE: Tombola man raises money for hospital unitMr Ward said man told him 'you're coming with me' to which he replied: 'I'm not going anywhere.'

The stranger then started riffling through Mr Ward's pockets and tore his jacket in the process.

Mr Ward added: 'I was worried he might have a gun or a knife.'

The man made off without anything and ran down the arcade towards the quay.

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