Robber with pint glass targets teenage girl

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A teenager had her mobile phone stolen by a man as she walked through Astley Village.

Police are appealing for information after the incident, which happened as the 14-year-old girl was walking along Chancery Road between 8pm and 8.30pm on Sunday.

As she neared a ginnel close to Studfold, she was approached by a man carrying an empty pint glass who demanded her mobile phone.

She initially refused, but the man raised the pint glass to her throat and she handed it over.

The teenager alerted a couple walking their dog nearby and the three of them followed the man past The Baron’s Rest pub, where another man sat outside the pub also tried to help.

The robber ran into Astley Park and out of sight.

He was described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of skinny build, in his mid to late 20s, and with short, dark hair.

He was wearing “beatbox”-style headphones, a grey long-sleeved hooded top and knee-length shorts.

He had missing/rotten teeth and a dark tattoo on his right calf.

Det Con Gemma Lashley said: “The teenager is still very much in shock and the incident has left her feeling nervous. We need to find the man responsible and I would urge anyone with any information to come forward.

“We have spoken to the couple with the dog who initially helped the girl, but we are also keen to speak with the man who was sat outside The Baron’s Rest who also kindly intervened. If this was you, please get in touch with us.”

Anybody with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at