Man threatened and robbed on riverside footpath

Three men charged in total after the investigation was reopened
24 Jan 2017 @ 2.08 pm
| Crime, News
Police have issued a description of the suspect

A man handed over his mobile phone after a robber threatened to stab him.

The victim was walking home along the riverbank footpath between Scarborough Bridge and Jubilee Terrace at about 8.55pm on Monday (January 23).

He was approached by a man who began tugging at his jacket.

The suspect carried on walking with the victim until he pushed him up against a wall.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

aged in his late 20s to early 30s
5ft 7ins – 5ft 8ins tall
of slim, possibly muscular build
clean shaven and with a shaven head

He was wearing

a dark puffa jacket
and dark trousers.

The suspect instructed the victim to give him his money and phone and threatened to stab him if he didn’t. No knife was seen or produced.

The victim handed the suspect his mobile phone. Afterwards the suspect – who had a Yorkshire accent – walked off in the direction of Cinder Mews.

Police are appealing for witnesses – contact details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the York Serious Crime Team
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 121700130140