Pyjama wearing thief sought following Wolverhampton street robbery
19 March 2012
POLICE in Wolverhampton are appealing for a key witness to come forward following a robbery in which a woman stole a child's mobile phone.
The incident happened on Powell Street, Park Village on Tuesday 6 March at approximately 4pm.
The woman approached a 12-year-old boy before demanding his mobile phone and walking off towards Woden Road.
It is believed that the woman attempted to sell the Blackberry phone to an unknown Asian man along Woden Road a few minutes later.
Officers are keen to speak with the man, or anybody else who may have witnessed the robbery, as soon as possible.
The woman is described as white, approximately 20-years-old with long dark brown hair. She is approximately 5ft tall and of slim build.
At the time of the incident, the woman was wearing pink spotted pyjama bottoms and a black coat.
PC Kirsty Oldfield, leading the investigation, said: "We believe that the suspect tried to sell the phone a short while later to a man on Woden Road.
"We would urge this man, or anybody else who witnessed the incident, to call us as soon as possible."
Anybody with information relating to this incident should call PC Oldfield at Wolverhampton police station on 101. Alternatively, people who do not wish to speak to police officers directly can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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