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Man robbed as he walked through Derby street

Posted on 15th December 2014

A man was forced to hand over his wallet and phone after he was robbed in a Derby street.

The victim had been walking down steps linking Mount Carmel Street and Burton Road when he was stopped by the offender, who had been sitting on the steps.

He was grabbed by the coat and told to hand over his mobile phone – a Nokia C5 – and wallet, which contained bank cards.

The 47-year-old victim gave the items to the robber, who then walked off towards Burton Road.

He was black, about 5ft 2ins, of medium build and spoke with an African accent. He was wearing a light coloured woolly hat and jacket, and dark trousers, while he also had a dark scarf across his face.

The victim was not hurt in the robbery, which happened at about 7am on Saturday, December 13.

Detectives investigating the offence want to hear from anyone who saw the offender sitting on the steps or walking away in the area.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 52622/14.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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