Image issued of man wanted for robbery

E-fit of the Ridge Robber
E-fit of the Ridge Robber

DETECTIVES have issued an e-fit of a suspect they want to trace after a 16-year-old girl was robbed by a man with a knife.

The teenager was robbed near the Spar store in St Helens Down at 6pm on Monday evening (Nov 19).

He demanded her phone but when she refused he showed her a knife and grabbed her two carrier bags of shopping,

dropping a bottle of coke which sprayed everywhere.

The robbery is being linked to two others which happened last Saturday (Nov 17) within half a mile of The Ridge.

Detective sergeant Paul Graham said: “We believe this man is local to the area. He is described as white, about 30, slim with short brown or dark hair and about 5’ 5” to 5’ 9”. When he approached the girl in the latest robbery he was wearing a black zip up jacket and a black rucksack.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting Operation Zephyr or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.