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A woman was robbed as she walked home from work in Tameside

August 27, 2012, 8:31 am

A woman was robbed as she walked home from work in Tameside.

At 8.40am on Thursday 23 August 2012, the 26-year-old victim was listening to music and walking along Holly Street, Droylsden when she felt a tap on her shoulder.

She turned around and was confronted by a man wearing a balaclava.

He demanded she gave him her mobile phone. When she screamed, he told her to keep quiet.

She handed him the phone before walking onto Alderdale Drive and towards Hewlett Johnson playing fields.

The woman was not hurt.

The man is described as being white, in his late teens or early 20s and had blue eyes. He wore a black thin jacket with similar material as a shell suit and wore the hood up. He had black tracksuit bottoms and black shoes with a white rim around the bottom.

Police Constable Donna Eastwood from the Volume Crime Team said: “Understandably, the victim was shocked when she turned around and was faced by a man wearing a balaclava.

“Even when the victim screamed, he did not run off and continued to make demands for her phone.

“Due to the time the crime took place, we believe there may have been a number of people in the area and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch. I would like to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to identify who is responsible.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5813 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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