Reappeal for information after woman's phone snatched in busy city centre street
11 May 2012
CCTV images have been released after two men stole a mobile phone from a woman in a busy city centre street last month.
On 9 April, a 20-year-old woman was sitting alone at a bus stop in Moor Street at 10.15pm when she was approached by a man who tried to snatch her phone. When the woman refused to let go of her phone, a second man ran up to her and punched her in the stomach and dragged her to the ground. The men escaped with her phone.
The CCTV shows the first man who approached her in the bus stop. He is described as a black man, aged between 20 to 25, medium build; he was wearing a grey scarf across his face.
PC Katie Peplow, from Birmingham Central CID, said: "This was a nasty and unprovoked attack using a disproportionate amount of force against a lone female."
Anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Birmingham Central police station on the non-emergency number 101.
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