Woman on Crookesmoor Road ‘punched and robbed’ while waiting for taxi

The woman was left unconscious on the floor

A 21-year-old woman was attacked and robbed whilst waiting for a taxi on Crookesmoor Road, near Conduit Road.

The incident happened at 1 AM on Sunday 24th September. Whilst the woman was waiting outside for a taxi, an unknown man walked past her, then turned back and pushed her against a wall.

The man then threatened the woman and demanded her mobile phone, before attacking her.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: "The man is then understood to have searched the woman’s handbag, before demanding her mobile phone and punching her in the face, causing her to fall to the floor.

"He then searched the victim’s pockets while she was on the floor, threatening further violence before assaulting her again.

"The victim is believed to have fallen unconscious and when she awoke, the man was gone."

The Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

PC Donna Simcock said: “We’re really keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the robbery on Conduit Road on that Sunday morning, or anyone who may have seen someone matching the description of the suspect.

“Thankfully the victim was not seriously injured, but it is important we identify the person responsible for this awful robbery.”

The suspect is described as being white, in his late 20’s, around 6ft 3ins tall, of slim build. He had dark stubble or an unkempt beard, a scruffy look, bad skin, spots, and is believed to have spoken with a high-pitched voice.

He was described as wearing black jogging bottoms, a black top, long-sleeved hoody, a black beanie hat and black gloves. The victim could smell smoke on him.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 300 of Monday 25 September 2017.