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Police issue images of man wanted in connection with Sale street robberies
1:49pm Monday 30th April 2012 in News
POLICE have released images of a man wanted in connection with two robberies in Sale.
At around 11pm on Monday 9 April 2012, a 22-year-old woman was walking along Ashton Lane in the direction of Washway Road when a man threatened her and demanded she gave him her phone.
Fearing for her safety, she gave him the phone and handbag before he ran off.
Ten minutes later, a 38-year-old man was walking along Washway Road with his nine-year-old son. They were approached by the same man and forced to hand over a phone.
The man is described as being white, in his early 20s, 6ft tall, of large build, had short blond hair, angular cheekbones and a tattoo on his neck. He wore a dark coloured top, dark blue three quarter length jeans and spoke with a local accent.
Detective Constable Amy Coleman said: “Thankfully, both were unhurt however, the incident has obviously left them shaken.
“It proves what kind of man the offender is by targeting a lone woman and a man with his young son and I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the robbery to contact us.
“I would urge people to take a good look at the image and if they recognise this man, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7553 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.