Hooded thug stole teenager’s tattoo designs

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A HOODED thug mugged a teenage girl as she walked home.

The 18-year-old was making her way to her Horden home after spending time at a friend’s house, when she noticed a man wearing a white hooded top following her along a footpath from Braithwaite Road towards Matterdale Road in Peterlee.

As she reached the gable end of the first house in Edenvale, the man grabbed her, threatened her and searched her before snatching her black Cassa de Borsa bag, Blackberry phone and cash.

The handbag contained a sketch pad for college and had tattoo designs on it.

The man was white, about 5ft 10in, of average build and she could only place his age as being somewhere between 20 and 40. He spoke with a local accent.

The attack took place on Saturday at about 11.30pm.

Anyone with information can phone Durham police on 101.