Young woman robbed at knifepoint
March 13, 2013, 8:38 am
A PLUCKY young woman chased a robber after he stole her mobile phone at knifepoint.
The 23-year-old victim was waiting for a bus at the junction of Green Lane and Cole Green, Shirley at just after 10.30pm on Wednesday 6 March when the man grabbed her bag and ran off towards Mappleborough Road in the same direction from which he had come.
Detective Constable Lucinda Wilson, from Solihull CID, said: “The victim shouted after him to tell him he could have it as there was nothing in it, at which point her mobile phone alerted her to a text and the robber returned and produced a knife, demanding the phone.
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“The victim threw the phone to the floor, from where the man picked it up and ran off again.
“Although terrified, the victim ran after him. He stopped at Cole Green and threw the bag back at her before running off.”
Police are keen to trace anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the man acting suspiciously in the area.
He is described as a white male, in his twenties, 6ft tall, of slim build with slight stubble on his face. He was wearing a dark grey coloured Adidas hooded top with red stripes on the sleeve with the hood worn up and dark coloured jeans.
The stolen mobile phone was a white Blackberry Bold with a pink ‘Hello Kitty’ case with gems on it. The top of the phone is slightly broken and chipped.
Officers are continuing to trawl CCTV to see if the man has been captured on film, but in the meantime, would like to appeal to the public for anyone with information to come forward. DC Wilson can be contacted on 101 or alternatively information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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