Witness Appeal Following a Robbery in Tunstall

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

The incident occurred at approximately 9.20pm on Tuesday 24 April as a 20-year-old woman was walking home.

At the junction of Sunnyside Avenue and Little Chell Lane a group of five/six young people, all wearing hooded tops with their faces covered, blocked the woman’s path and the main offender has pulled her into an alleyway which runs behind Sunnyside Avenue.

The male then demanded she hand over her handbag, and stole a quantity of cash, then grabbed a necklace from the woman which he threw to the floor.

The offenders fled the scene via the Greenway towards Benson Street/Pittshill area.

Fortunately the woman was not injured and raised the alarm when she returned home.

The group of males/females were all wearing hooded tops and had their faces covered. It is believed one of them was a child.

The main male offender was white, aged 16 to 20, 6ft tall with a medium build. He was wearing gloves, a plain black-hooded sweatshirt, dark-coloured jogging bottoms with a bold white stripe running down each leg and a baseball cap.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, particularly a man and woman walking a dog in the area at the time.

Anyone with information should contact DC Liam Rider at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 683 of April 24, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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