Phone thieves attack couple

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A MAN and a woman were hit around the head as they were robbed of their mobile phones in Staincliffe.

At around 3.50am on Saturday February 5 the pair, both in their late 20s, were walking towards Halifax Road from Chapel Fold when three men on the other side of the road, crossed over and confronted them.

Both victims were hit around the head by the suspects, who stole the man’s phone and ran away. The woman was on her mobile phone at the time and when she was struck, it flew from her hand and she could not find it.

Two of the attackers were Asian, in their late teens and early 20s and around 5ft 7ins tall. They were of average build and wearing dark clothing with hoods up.

One of the suspects wore bright white trainers, the second had stubble on his chin.

Contact police on 01924 431095.