Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Appeal after Leonards Gate street robbery

Police are appealing for information after a student was robbed of £15 as he walked home in Lancaster city centre just after midnight on Saturday (20th October).

The 19-year-old was walking home from the city centre along St Leonards Gate. As he has approached the junction of Alfred Street, he heard someone behind him. He looked around and saw a man but thought no more of it and carried on walking.

After a few steps he was grabbed from behind and the man demanded he hand over his wallet. He gave him £15 in cash and was then warned against turning round or reporting the incident before leaving the scene.

The offender is described as being white, around 5ft 10inches tall, slim build and fair haired. He was wearing dark clothes and is described as reasonably smart in appearance as though he had been out.

DC Sue Palmer from Lancaster CID said: “An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this robbery or with any information about the man responsible to come forward and contact Lancaster Police on 101 quoting crime reference BA1203489.”

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