A robber forced a teenage girl to hand over her money - and then complained when the change amounted to just 60p.
The 19-year-old girl had been walking along Latimer Road, Luton on Tuesday at around 3.15am, when she was approached by a man just outside the Mother Red Cap Public House.
He walked close to her before saying: “Give me your money as I have a knife”.
The teen was frightened and handed over all the money she had, which totalled sixty pence.
The man then said ‘you must have more than’ before questioning her about her bank account balance and eventually taking her mobile telephone.
The robber is described as being a black mixed race man who spoke with a local accent, approximately 28 years old, 5’10” tall and stocky.
Detective Constable Surfraz Hussain, of South Bedfordshire’s Robbery Team, is keen to trace members of the public who were seen in the area at the time of the offence.
DC Hussain said: “The victim was left shocked by what had happened and the man had the cheek to exclaim - 'I don’t know why I bother coming around here, people don’t have nothing’ as he walked away from the scene.
“We know there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident and I would urge these people or anyone who can help identify the man from the description given to come forward and help with this investigation.”
Anyone with information about this crime can contact DC Hussain, in confidence, on 01582 473330, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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