Woman robbed at knife point

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A WOMAN was robbed of her mobile phone at knifepoint while walking alone in the street.

The 25-year old victim was making her way towards Catcote Road, in Hartlepool, from the alleyway between Greenock Road and the Manor Care Home, when she stopped to take a call on her mobile phone.

After putting the phone back in her pocket, the woman was then approached by a man who threatened her with a pen knife, before escaping with the mobile.

The man, who was wearing dark clothing and a hat partially covering his face, made off towards Greenock Road.

The victim was not injured during the incident, which took place between 8pm and 8.15pm on Monday, January 24, but was said to be very shaken and upset by the ordeal.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery to come forward.

Anyone with any information should contact DC Amanda Luke ,of Hartlepool CID, on (01642) 302178 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.