Knife-wielding thief robs Leeds boy

A teenage boy was robbed by a knife-wielding thief in Leeds.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the robbery on Tuesday, Jan 11

A 15-year-old boy had got off the number 49 bus on Burley Road and was walking along Cavendish Street between 5pm and 5.15pm when he was approached from behind by a man who pushed him into the doorway of a car park and demanded his mobile phone while threatening him with a knife.

The robber took a Nokia E72 phone from the boy before making off.

It is believed he had been travelling on the same bus as the boy, and had got off at the same stop.

The thief is described as black, around 20 years old, thin, with shaved black hair. He wore white Adidas tracksuit bottoms, a brown Adidas jacket and black Nike trainers.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact City and Holbeck CID via 0845 6060606.