A teenager has his phone stolen in a mugging - less than two hours after foiling the attackers.
The 16-year-old was forced to hand over his iPhone 4 to two thugs, who accosted him for a second time early today in Bradley.
Police in Huddersfield are now appealing for witnesses.
The boy and a friend were in Copthorne Gardens, shortly after midnight when he was approached by two males who asked him for the time.
The teenager took his mobile phone out and told them the time and as he did so one of the males tried to take the phone out of his hand but the victim managed to keep hold of it and left the scene.
Shortly before 2am, at the junction with Keldregate, the same men approaced the youths.. There was a brief conversation between them and then one of the two males grabbed hold of the victim and threatened him. The second male then threatened the victim who handed over his black iPhone 4 before the two males made off on foot.
The first mugger was white, aged between 17 and 18, 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build. He had short shaved hair and was wearing a blue coloured waist length jacket, possibly ‘puffa’ style, made with a shiny material and with a hood and quite a few pockets. He also had on dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and dark coloured footwear and spoke in ‘street slang’
The second was of mixed race, 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black waist length jacket with Adidas tracksuit bottoms with a yellow coloured Adidas logo. He was of a similar age to the first man.
Det Con Andy Clayton of Huddersfield CID, said: “This was a nasty robbery against a teenager who was simply walking home.
“I would appeal directly to anyone who saw this, recognises the description of the two individuals or has any information about the incident to contact me directly on 101.”
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