A man aged 60 was mugged by a teenage thug in Huddersfield.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the man was robbed of cash while walking along a footpath in Edgerton on Wednesday evening.
The robber struck between 9.10pm and 9.40pm, as the victim was walking by St John’s Church, along a footpath that runs between Cemetery Road and Highfields Road. The youth claimed to be armed with a hammer, which was not shown to the victim, and demanded cash, which was handed over, before running off in the direction of the church.
The suspect is described as around 17-years-old, 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build. He was wearing a light blue hoody with the hood up with white drawstrings and small, white lettering on the left breast. He is described as speaking with a local accent.
Det Con Andy Clayton, of Kirklees CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone in the vicinity of Cemetery Road or Highfields Road around the time of this offence who has seen a young man matching the suspect’s description. Anyone with information should call Kirklees CID on 101 or alternatively give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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