Woman robbed in city centre

Issued on 19/5/17 at 1:02 p.m.

Incident number: 17*207575

Did you witness a robbery in St Nicholas Circle during the early hours of Wednesday (17 May)?

A woman was approached as she sat on a bench outside Subway around 1.38am. The victim was on her mobile ‘phone when one of the men grabbed her handbag from her shoulder.

The suspects ran off towards the university and the Peacock Lane area. The victim’s handbag was recovered a short while later at the back of a building in Peacock Lane but her grey purse was not found.

One of the suspects was wearing a red hooded top. Did you witness the incident or see two men running away from the area?

The 19-year-old victim sustained minor injuries during the incident and was left upset and shaken.

If you have any information about the robbery contact 101, quoting crime number 17*207575 or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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