Detectives reappeal for information after Lancaster cash point robbery

The CCTV picture taken near Halifax in Penny Street, Lancaster
The CCTV picture taken near Halifax in Penny Street, Lancaster

Police are re-appealing for information and have released CCTV images after a 19-year-old student had his wallet and phone stolen at a cash point in Lancaster.

The robbery took place just after midnight on May 17, a Thursday, when the victim had withdrawn £30 cash from the Halifax cash machine on Penny Street.

The student was then approached by a man and attacked in the alley next to the cash machine.

A second man appeared and the victim overpowered and his mobile telephone and wallet stolen.

Detectives investigating have released CCTV images in the hope they might jog people’s memories.

DC Jennie Pinder, from Lancaster CID, said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or with any information that could assist with our investigation to come forward and call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20130516-0015.

“Fortunately the man was not injured but he was left badly shaken up.”

The victim’s wallet is described as being black with orange polka dots with an elastic strap.

His mobile phone is a black Hawaii Ascend with a black front and a metallic back cover.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.