Witnesses sought after alleged robbery at knifepoint

Police tape
Police tape

Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged knifepoint robbery at Denaby.

It is believed a man was walking from Conisbrough Train Station and as he walked along the track beside the old Earth Centre he was approached from behind by a man, who then threatened him with what is believed to be a knife and made demands for money and a mobile phone.

As a result a quantity of money and a mobile phone was handed over. It is believed no one was injured during the incident.

The incident occurred around 5.30pm on Saturday August 11.

The man is described as white, between 35 and 40-years-old, 6ft tall, of slim build, with dark coloured eyes, light coloured eyebrows, a smooth face and a pointy nose.

He was wearing a black shiny bomber style waist length jacket, with a cotton hood, which was up, light denim jeans, which were blue stonewash and in a drainpipe style and black leather trainers.

He was also wearing black weight-lifting type gloves, which left the thumb and first fingers exposed and a thin scarf covering the bottom half of his face.

It is believed he spoke with a foreign, possibly Polish/Eastern European accent.

Anyone with any information, or who believes they may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 926 of the 11 August 2012. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.