Young woman assaulted and robbed by three men on York footpath

The footpath seen from Lydham Court which leads through to Rogers Court, Acomb. Photograph: Google Street View
13 Apr 2015 @ 11.13 am
| Crime

The footpath seen from Lydham Court which leads through to Rogers Court, Acomb. Photograph:  Google Street View
The footpath seen from Lydham Court which leads through to Rogers Court, Acomb. Photograph: Google Street View
A young woman was assaulted and robbed by three men as she walked along a York footpath.

The incident took place on a path between Rogers Court and Lydham Court in Acomb on Wednesday, April 1, at about 7.15pm.

A 21-year-old woman was approached from behind by three men, assaulted and money taken from her purse. All three men wore scarves to hide their faces.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery. The descriptions of the men are below.

Have you seen them?

Suspect one

a man wearing a grey tracksuit top and bottoms, with a dark blue Adidas logo on the top left side of his top

his face was covered with a plain black scarf

Suspect two

a man about 6ft tall, wearing a black Nike hooded top

wearing a distinctive skull-patterned scarf which covered his face

Suspect three

man wearing blue “Cross Hatch” jeans and a blue hooded top with a red logo on the top left side

he was wearing a distinctive pink and blue scarf across his face

Extensive enquiries have been carried out, and officers are now appealing for the public’s assistance. If you can help, contact police on the numbers below.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Ben Stevens
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Ben Stevens here
Quote reference number 12150053766