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Police release efit of man involved in Mossley robbery.
Friday 19th December 2014 @ 11:39 by Anna Fletcher
Mossley & Saddleworth News

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Detectives investigating a robbery in Mossley have released the efit of the suspect. It happened at about 4.45pm on Wednesday 3 December, when a woman went to a cash machine at The Post Office on Manchester Road and withdrew £200.

She crossed the road and while in the middle of the road a man ran up behind her and elbowed her to the back and knocked her to the floor.

He pushed her a second time while she was on the floor which caused her to drop the money.

He picked up the cash and started to run away when a member of the public came to the woman’s rescue and pushed the offender to the floor and recovered her money.

Her assailant then ran off along Manchester Road and turned down Mill Street.

The offender is described as white, about 40 years old, 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build, dark eyes which were sunken back in his head and thick stubble.

He had a scar at the side of his left eye and a small sleeper in his left ear.

He wore some kind of chain necklace, black woolly hat and all dressed in black.

Detective Constable Graeme Masheter from Tameside division, said: “This man had watched out for the woman to go to the cash machine and followed her across the road.

“He pushed her to the floor and knocked the money out of her hand.  If the good Samaritan had not come to her aid, the thief could have got away with the cash.

“It was a busy afternoon and there were a lot of cars driving past the scene, if you recognise the man in the efit or have any details about the incident please call us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call police 0161 856 9260, 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.