Police issue e-fit image of Leeds street robberies suspect

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Police investigating two street robberies in Leeds have released an e-fit of one of their suspects.

The offences both took place on Woodhouse Moor just half-an-hour apart on the evening of Wednesday, August 26.

In the first incident, a 36-year-old man was walking across Woodhouse Moor at about 11pm when he was confronted by three men.

They threatened him and demanded his mobile phone but the man refused to hand it over and ran off.

Then, at about 11.30pm, a 19-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were also targeted by three men.

The man was punched in the face a number of times, leaving him with a serious cut behind his ear and swelling to his cheek.

His wallet was stolen along with his mobile phone while the woman had an amount of cash taken.

Leeds District Neighbourhood Crime Team’s Acting Det Sgt Sophie Hawkswell said: “These were clearly very distressing experiences for the victims and it is vital that we trace these men.

“We believe these offences are linked and would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man shown in the e-fit or who has any information that could assist in identifying him or the others involved.”

The man in the e-fit is described as white, in his early 20s, about 5ft 10in tall and of stocky build.

Police say the other two suspects have similar descriptions.

Anyone with information can contact A/DS Hawkswell via West Yorkshire Police’s 101 phone number or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.