Thief snatched phone from woman's hand

Police are hunting a man who snatched a mobile phone from a woman's hands as she sat at a Blackpool bus stop.

Friday, 21st October 2016, 4:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 2:59 pm
CCTV of a man police would like to speak to after a phone was stolen from a woman's hand in Abingdon Street

The theft happened on Thursday in Abingdon Street in Blackpool town centre, close to the British Heart Foundation charity shop.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called at around 1.30pm on Thursday to reports of a theft.

“The incident happened at around 1.15pm.

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“A 26-year-old woman was sitting at a bus shelter talking on her phone when she was approached by a man.

“He has snatched the phone from her hand and run away from the scene.”

The woman was speaking on a granite coloured Apple iPhone 6 plus with a value of around £700.

A man was captured on CCTV running away from the scene.

Officer are now asking that man to come forward and assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information on the incident should call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 629.

Alternatively you can call PC PC Matt Plummer on 07815448321.