Two women in their 70s robbed by teenager wielding a stick in York

25 Feb 2015 @ 6.03 pm
| Crime
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The path leading off Woodland Chase, York. Photograph: Google Street View

Two women in their 70s were robbed by a teenager brandishing a stick in Clifton Backies nature reserve in York on Wednesday morning (February 25).

It happened on the footpath near Woodland Chase at around 10.35am.

A white man threatened the women, both aged 71, with a stick and demanded they give him their handbag.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

a white male
16-18 years old
of slim build

He was wearing

a purple hooded top
grey tracksuit bottoms

“We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident,” said a force spokesperson.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Sarah Scott
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Sarah Scott
Quote reference number 12150031223