Mobile phone stolen from man in York robbery

28 Jul 2013 @ 3.54 pm
| News

Issued by North Yorkshire Police

York police are investigating a robbery which occurred in the city centre during the early hours of Sunday morning (28 July 2013).

The 34-year-old victim was attacked by two unknown men as he walked home after a night out along Walmgate, close to St Denys Road, between 4.30am and 5am.

Property including a mobile phone were taken by the men, who made off towards Walmgate Bar.

The victim, who says he was put in a headlock and punched in the face several times, may have lost consciousness for a short time.

He was able to flag down a passing taxi which took him to Fulford Road Police Station where he made a complaint just after 5am.

Officers called an ambulance to attend the police station so the victim could be checked over by paramedics.

Enquiries remain ongoing to locate the suspects and members of the public have been urged to pass on any information that could assist the police.

One of the suspects is described as white, aged in his 20s, short hair, clean shaven, medium build and 5ft 11in to 6ft tall. He was wearing a light blue t-shirt and spoke with a local accent.

The second suspect is also white, aged in his mid-20s, unshaved appearance, heavy build and between 6ft to 6ft 1in tall. He was wearing a dark top and dark jeans.

Witnesses to the incident, anyone who can help trace the suspects or people who were in the Walmgate area between 4.30am and 5am on Sunday morning, are asked to come forward as soon as possible.

Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for York CID.

Or email the officer in the case, DC Sinead Brocken.

If you would prefer to give your name, please pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the reference number 12130127235 when passing on information about this incident.


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