November 30, 2018

A person with disability assaulted and robbed in Bitola

Offences against persons with disabilities

What happened: On 30.11.2018, in Bitola, a man with cerebral palsy was attacked while he was out
working. He was robbed of two mobile phones and the entire earnings from the day that he had on him.

Date, time and location of the incident: 30.11.2018 in Bitola
Source of information: electronic media outlet:
Victim(s) involved: one person with a disability.
Type of crime(s): Robbery (Article 237 CC).
Perpetrator(s): unidentified perpetrator.
Brief description of the event with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is disability and the
bias indicators are:
1. The characteristic of the victim – the victim is a person with a disability.

Status of the case: Unknown.
Response of the local authorities: There has been no response yet to the request for public information
submitted to MoI in relation to this incident, asking whether there are indicators verifying hate crime in this
Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the inclusion of
people with disabilities in society.

Bitola, North Macedonia
Location Name
Bitola, North Macedonia

Number of victims
Number of Perpetrators
Status of the case
No information
Type of incident?
Destruction of property
Incident location
How did the police react?
They investigated the incident
A person with disability assaulted and robbed in Bitola image

Criminal offences

Against Property
Theft or burglary Robbery Damage of property


Mental or physical disability