Witness appeal after woman has mobile phone snatched by robber on bike

Posted on 19th December 2014

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a robber snatched a woman’s mobile phone from her hand as she was walking along a street in Derby.

The 26-year-old victim was walking in Bateman Street when two men on bikes ride up beside her.

One of the men snatched her phone from her hand and but dropped it to the floor. The pair then rode off empty-handed towards Osmaston Road.

The man who grabbed the phone was white, of medium build, thought to be about 5ft 10ins, and had light coloured, short wavy hair. He was wearing a blue top. There was no description of the second man.

Police want to hear from witnesses or anyone with information on the people responsible for the offence, which happened at about 5pm on Monday, December 1.

Witnesses should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 52456/14. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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