Police appeal for witnesses to Halifax robbery of boy, 13

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old boy was robbed of his phone by Wellesley Park, Halifax.

The victim was with friends outside the park entrance in Spring Hall Lane at 9.50pm on Saturday, 8 March, when he was approached by two men. One of the men walked past the teenager however the other asked him for the time. On the victim getting his phone out of his pocket, the man has forcibly grabbed the phone. The victim and a friend have chased the man was who was last seen turning on to Queen Street.

The man is described as being of Czech nationality or similar, skinny build, wearing a light blue t-shirt, light grey jogging bottoms, a black ‘puffa’ style jacket with fur-lined hood, a white hat, black leather gloves and white trainers.

The other man he was with is described as also being of Czech or similar nationality and was wearing a dark hat and jacket.

PC Riah Heathcote, of Calderdale CID, said: “I would urge anyone who witnessed this incident or who saw a man matching the suspect’s description in the area around this time to give us a call. Information should be passed to Calderdale CID on 101.”