A TEENAGE girl who had her phone stolen was attacked when she tried to retrieve it from the thief.
The 17-year-old had her mobile phone stolen as she walked along Bradford Road at Fartown at 9.45pm on Friday.
She was approached by a man who asked her for the time.
She got out her phone and showed him the time on the screen.
He then snatched the phone from her hand and ran off.
The teenage girl chased him, caught him and demanded her phone back.
But the thief punched her in the stomach, leaving her winded, and ran away again.
He is described as an Afro-Caribbean male, aged 18 to 21, who spoke with a distinct West Indian accent.
He was of slim build and was wearing a cream hooded top, brown or beige hat, dark blue jeans and white trainers.
He also wore black leather gloves.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436683.