Mugger punches man and steals his Rolex watch close to York Minster

Duncombe Place, showing the taxi rank. Photograph © Google Street View
18 Nov 2015 @ 10.40 am
| Crime
Duncombe Place, showing the taxi rank and post box. Photograph © Google Street View
Duncombe Place, showing the taxi rank and post box. Photograph © Google Street View

A man was punched and robbed in an attack close to York Minster on Saturday night (November 14)

The victim, who is 25, was approached by a man, punched and made to hand over a quantity of cash and a Rolex watch.

He was not seriously injured.

The robbery took place on Duncombe Place, by the postbox next to the taxi rank, just before 10pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses. The area would have been busy with members of the public.

If you were in the area at the time and witnessed the robbery, or have any information about it, contact police – details below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC Louise Harness or the York Serious Crime Team
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Harness here
Quote reference number 12150202605