Man assaulted and woman racially abused during street robbery in York city centre

Premises on George Hudson Street were highlighted in the report. Photograph © Google Street View
7 Dec 2020 @ 12.50 pm
| Crime

A man and woman were assaulted and abused during an attempted robbery on a York city centre street.

It happened on George Hudson Street at around 11pm on Saturday (5 December).

The man and a woman were approached by two men who attempted to steal their belongings.

They assaulted the man and racially abused the woman. The man suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

North Yorkshire Police is currently conducting enquiries to locate the two men.

The first suspect is described as

  • a white male
  • around 25 years old
  • and of skinny build.

He was wearing a beige Gucci baseball cap with red and green through it, and a black waterproof coat with dark trousers which were tucked into white socks and trainers.

The second suspect is described as

  • a white male
  • around 25 years old
  • of skinny build
  • with blond scruffy hair.

He was wearing dark clothing including tracksuit bottoms and had his hood up.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and in particular, we would also like to speak to a man who was driving a white Mercedes and stopped to help the victims after the incident had taken place.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for CID York
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email CID York here
Quote reference number 12200221348