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Women has mobile phone snatched

A woman had her mobile phone snatched as she walked in Salford.

At 5.45pm on Friday 10 January 2014, the 36-year-old was walking on Bury New Road, Broughton, near to the junction with Northumberland Street and was using her mobile phone.

As she got to the synagogue, she was approached from behind by three people on pedal bikes before one of them tried to grab it out of her hand.

She tried to keep hold of it but he forced from her and all three made off across nearby waste land, towards Northumberland Street.

All three wore dark clothing, one was white and wore a baseball cap.

Detective Constable Mark Rigby based at Pendleton Police Station said: “This robbery took place right in the middle of rush hour and by a busy main road so we believe there would have been a number of people either driving or walking in the area.

“If you did see anything suspicious or witnessed a woman, wearing a light coloured knee length coat, being robbed I would ask you to phone police.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5361 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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