Search for mugger who stole man’s iPhone after threatening violence

North Yorkshire Police issued this efit of the suspect
20 Nov 2017 @ 7.51 pm
| Crime, News

A York man had his iPhone grabbed from his hands by a street thief who threatened him with violence.

Now York police have released this e-fit of the suspect in the hope of bringing him to justice.

At around 11.15pm on Sunday, November 12, the 43-year-old male victim from York was walking down Hamilton Drive in York with his iPhone in his hand.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

about 25-years-old
5ft 9in tall
with a slim build
and dark hair
shorter at the back, longer at the front, with a centre parting

He was wearing

dark Adidas tracksuit bottoms
a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up
and Adidas trainers.

When he approached the entrance to the rugby club, a man approached him, threatened him with violence and attempted to take his iPhone.

The thief then grabbed the phone and made off in the direction of New Lane. The victim was unharmed.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured in the e-fit, or who has any information which would assist the investigation is asked to 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 DC Gary Blackburn
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email DC Blackburn here
Quote reference number 12170203909