Man, 54, fights off teenage mugger on York street

The northern end of Huntington Road, York. Photograph © Google Street View
7 Dec 2015 @ 4.55 pm
| Crime
The northern end of Huntington Road, York. Photograph © Google Street View
The northern end of Huntington Road, York. Photograph © Google Street View

A mugger fled empty handed after the man he attempted to rob fought back.

The man, aged 54, was walking to work along Huntington Road from the A1237 on Monday (December 7).

As he passed a gated farmer’s field at about 6.50am, he was approached from behind by a young man.

The robber, aged in his late teens, put a hand on his shoulder and told the man to give him his money and phone.

But he was having none of it. A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

The victim declined to do this which resulted in the men having a scuffle and both falling to the floor.

The suspect has managed to get to his feet and has run off in an unknown direction.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

white
6ft tall
of medium build
aged in his late teens
with short black hair.

He was wearing

a dark baseball cap with large unknown logo on the front
and dark clothing with a small logo on left side of the top on the chest.

Victim injured in the scuffle

The victim sustained two small scratches to his right hand knuckles and a large graze to his right cheek.

York Serious Crime team is investigating. Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact the police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to DC Matt Wilkinson
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email DC Wilkinson here
Quote reference number 12150216755