Robber chased woman down Leeds ginnel

An e-fit image of the robber
An e-fit image of the robber
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A woman struggled with a robber who chased her down a ginnel in Leeds in a dawn attack.

The 56-year-old was walking along a ginnel off Bismarck Drive, Beeston Hill, on her way to work at about 6.45am yesterday when she heard someone running up behind her.

She started to run away but was grabbed from behind by a man who demanded her phone.

As they struggled she fell to the ground and started screaming and the man ran off.

PC Adam Newton, of Leeds District Neighbourhood Crime Team, said: “This was obviously a very distressing experience for the victim, who also received slight injuries during the incident.”

The robber was black, with purple pigmentation or pock marks under stubble on his face, about 6ft 2ins tall and thin.

Anyone with information should call PC Newton at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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