Victim is grabbed by throat in robbery

7:15pm Friday 12th April 2013

By Rhys Thomas

A robber grabbed a man by the throat and threatened to stab him before stealing his wallet and mobile phone in Bradford.

The 21-year-old victim was walking through a subway near St John’s Church in Wakefield Road, Bowling, at about 11am yesterday.

After being grabbed and threatened, the man was dragged to the ground and had his pockets searched. The suspect stole the phone and wallet before making off through the subway and on to Wakefield Road.

Police said no weapon was seen and that the victim, who was heading towards a bus stop at the junction of Wakefield Road and New Hey Road, was shaken but otherwise unharmed.

The suspect was a white man in his mid-20s, about 6ft tall and of medium build. He had ginger hair and wore a blue hooded jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms and black Nike trainers.

Any witnesses to the robbery are asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestop- pers on 0800 555 111.

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