E-fit released of Higher Broughton knife robber suspect
POLICE have released a picture of a man wanted for a knife-point robbery on a schoolboy, writes Rochelle Travers.
The 16-year-old victim was threatened and had his bag stolen on Bury New Road, Higher Broughton.
The man approached the victim with a ‘dagger-style’ knife and demanded he hand over his bag before fleeing.
A few days later the bag was recovered in a graveyard on Moore Lane in Higher Broughton. None of its contents were missing.
Police Constable Michelle Ingham said: "This boy was minding his own business when he was threatened with violence. Thankfully he has managed to give a description and help put together an e-fit.”
The offender is described as a white man in his mid 20s with a shaven head. He is about 5ft 8 and is of athletic build.
The knifeman was dressed in a black zipped jacket with tracksuit bottoms and wearing a black cap.
Greater Manchester Police is treating the attack as an isolated incident.
The incident occurred at around 8.10pm on Monday 20 February.
GMP urge anyone who recognises the e-fit or with any information relating to this incident to call the police on 0161 856 5186 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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