Mugger snatched phone from woman in Daubhill street
11:38am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A MUGGER tried to sell a mobile phone hours after snatching it from a woman’s hand.
The suspect targeted the woman while she was using her phone in Goldsmith Street, Daubhill, at 9.50am.
She had a tight grip of the phone and she refused to let go.
The man then pulled hard on her hand and pushed her left shoulder.
She was pushed with such force she fell backwards into a scaffolding board and lost her grip on the phone.
The man ran off with the phone along Auburn Street and turned left into Barbara Street before disappearing out of sight. He later tried to sell the phone at 3pm.
The woman was not hurt in the mugging.
Insp Andy Sidebotham, for Bolton Central, said: “The robbery, which took place early in the morning, must have been a frightening experience for the victim.
“The suspect was determined to take the item and went to the extent of pushing the victim to retrieve the phone.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed the crime to contact police with any information.”
Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the man who is alleged to have committed the crime on Tuesday, August 6, to come forward.
The suspect is described as 5ft 8ins tall, of a slim build, with dark hair, aged in his early 20s.
He was wearing a grey tracksuit with very dirty grey tracksuit bottoms and smelled stale and musty.
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