Woman robbed at knifepoint by hooded man in Hartlepool street

Whitby Street

Whitby Street

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A woman has been robbed at knifepoint in a town centre street.

The 40-year-old was on her way to a taxi rank when she was robbed outside of the Hillcarter Hotel in Whitby Street.

A man held her at knife point and asked her to hand over her purse. The victim suffered minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place on Saturday, November 7 at 6.30pm.

The suspect is described as 6 ft tall and he was wearing dark clothing with his hood up.

At the time of the incident there was a vehicle parked outside of the pub and police would like to speak with the driver of this vehicle as they may be able to assist with enquiries.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact DC Mick Matthews on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.