Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they want to identify after a 20-year-old was threatened with a knife and had his phone stolen.
The victim, a 20-year-old man, was walking along Eldon Street, Sheffield, at around 1am on Friday 9 November, after enjoying a night out with friends, when he approached a group of men who were sitting on the fence of a car park.
After sharing a cigarette with the group, he became unwell and when he asked for help one of the men is said to have threatened him with a knife, before stealing his phone and wallet.
Detective Constable Yvonne Fairbrother, investigating, said: “The group of men then left the area before two other members of the public found the victim and called for help.
“The victim was taken to hospital as a precaution and was discharged shortly after. It’s unclear why he became ill. He also suffered a minor cut to his face as a result of the incident, which has understandably left him incredibly shaken.
“After the incident, we know that his bank card was used at Sheffield Convenience store at around 2.25am.
“As our enquiries into this incident continue, we are now asking for your help to identify the man in this CCTV image who we need to speak to in connection to what happened.
“I appreciate this incident happened a while ago but I’d ask anyone who knows who the man pictured is, or who saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of that Friday morning to get in touch with us.”
If you can help, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime number 14/164150/18
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