Robber threatened to stab woman, 21, in “frightening” Leeds street attack

An e-fit image of the attacker
An e-fit image of the attacker
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POlice have released an e-fit image of a man who threatened to stab his female victim after throwing her to the ground in Leeds.

The 21-year-old victim was walking in Woodhouse Lane listening to music on headphones at about 9.30pm on Tuesday, February 10.

She had just crossed the junction with Cliff Road when she was approached from behind by a man who tried to speak to her before throwing her to the floor.

He demanded her phone and threatened to stab her before taking her iPod Nano and running off towards Woodhouse Moor.

The victim ran home and called the police.

PC Erin Mulvenna, of the Leeds district neighbourhood crime team, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim and she was left very shocked. We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man shown in the e-fit or who has seen someone fitting his description in the area.”

The robber was white, aged 28 to 35, skinny and 6ft tall with a long face. He was wearing a black hooded jumper with a pocket on the front.

Anyone with information should contact PC Mulvenna at Weetwood police station via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Nearly 20,000 domestic incidents were reported in Leeds in the year up to September.

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