Police appeal for witnesses following Bradford robbery

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in an incident in Bradford.

Bradford CID would like to speak to anyone who has information about the robbery which took place at about 3am on Thursday, outside flats on Thornton Road.

It occurred after the 19-year-old victim was dropped off by a taxi outside her flat, close to the junction of Tumbling Hill Street.

As she got to the main door, a small silver car pulled up alongside her and a man got out and grabbed at her handbag. He struggled with the victim and pulled her to the floor. He then stole her bag and got back into the car, which drove off towards the city centre.

Detective Sergeant Steve Wedge of Bradford CID, said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a young woman making her way home after a night out. While she was fortunately not seriously injured, it was clearly a very distressing incident for her.

“We are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone who has information about the male, the woman driving, or the car.”

The man was described as black, in his late teens to early twenties and of stocky build. He was short in height, wearing a light grey hooded tracksuit top, darker grey coloured tracksuit bottoms and a pair of black trainers which had two white stripes on.

A woman driving the car was described as white, in her early twenties and had dark red or brown hair in a bob. She was wearing a dark coloured zipped up hooded top.

Anyone who has information should contact Bradford District CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.