Smelly mugger bungles Sunderland robbery

editorial image
Have your say

POLICE are hunting a smelly crook who tried to steal a woman’s phone.

The victim, a 30-year-old woman, was crossing a patch of waste ground between European Way and Ancona Way in Pallion, when she was approached from behind by a man who tried to snatch her phone from her hand.

The woman dropped her phone and the man ran off empty-handed. She was not hurt in the incident, which happened at 7pm on Wednesday, January 22.

The man is described as being about 5ft 3ins tall, wearing a black tracksuit and smelling strongly of body odour.

Anyone who recognises the man’s description or has any information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 918 22/01/14 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.