A pensioner had her necklace ripped from around her neck as she walked down the street with her husband in Leeds.
The suspect was sat at a bus stop near the junction with Highwood Avenue and then started jogging towards the couple as they walked together along Stonegate Road, Moortown, at about 6.30pm on Friday. (Sept 23)
As he passed he grabbed the victim by the neck and snatched her necklace and ran off towards the fire station. He was then picked up nearby by a small, metallic gun metal grey, hatchback car, with a partial registration YA51, and driven away from the scene.
He was described as light-skinned mixed race, slim, aged in his twenties, and about 5ft 9ins tall. He was wearing light green tracksuit bottoms and a dark green top.
The stolen necklace is 16-inch, 22-carat gold chain made up of ball-shaped gold with a heart-shaped pendant.
Detective Constable Grant Lee, of Leeds District Crime Team, said: “The victim is very distressed and upset at what happened, particularly as the necklace was of great sentimental value to her.
“This robbery took place in daylight in a heavily-populated residential area and we would like to hear from anyone who saw the suspect or the vehicle he was picked up in or who has any information that could assist the investigation.
“The necklace is quite distinctive and we would like to hear from anyone who may have been offered such an item for sale.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 1421 Lee at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime number 13160412948 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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