Police hunt two men after robbery in Hartlepool

The incident happened in an area behind Wynyard Mews. Picture by Google Maps.
The incident happened in an area behind Wynyard Mews. Picture by Google Maps.

Two men are being hunted by police after a robbery in Hartlepool.

Officers say a 21-year-old man was confronted by two males on a field area behind Wynyard Mews at about 11.25am on Monday, January 29.

An appeal released by Cleveland Police added that the man was threatened, before a black Sony Experia ZX mobile phone, a black purse containing £80 in cash and a carton of 100 Lambert and Butler cigarettes were taken.

A spokesman for the force said: "Police are appealing for information after a report of a robbery in Hartlepool.

"The incident happened at about 11.25am on Monday, January 29, on a field area behind Wynyard Mews.

"The victim, a 21-year-old man, was confronted by two males who threatened him and stole a black Sony Experia ZX mobile phone, a black purse containing £80 in cash and a carton of 100 Lambert and Butler cigarettes.

"The first suspect is described as a white male with black hair and a short beard, around 5ft 8” tall and of slim build.

"He was wearing a dark grey tracksuit.

"The second suspect is described as a white male, of large build and around 5ft 11” tall.

"He had 'scruffy' blonde hair and a beard and was wearing thick-framed glasses and a hooded jacket which was black and grey two-tone.

"Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PC Jon Thompson from Hartlepool Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 16981, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org."