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Man demands laptop from woman walking to work in Barkerend
5:15pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
A woman fought off a would-be robber who threw curry powder in her eyes.
Police are appealing for information after the attempted robbery, which happened as the 43-year-old woman walked to work.
She was in Butler Street West, in Barkerend, Bradford, at about 7.15am on Saturday, when the male suspect threw the powder in her face and demanded she hand over her laptop, which she was carrying in a case.
She refused and there was a struggle which ended with the suspect running away empty-handed.
The victim suffered stinging to her eyes and was unable to see properly, and she was helped by members of the public. She is not believed to have suffered any long-term injury.
The suspect was described as Asian, in his late teens to early 20s, of average build and with short black hair, a round face, thin lips, stubble on both cheeks and a small, flat nose. He spoke with a Yorkshire accent and was wearing a bright white woolly cardigan, light grey jogging bottoms and dark footwear.
Witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact Detective Constable Jaswinder Gill at Bradford South CID on (01274) 376742, or via 101.