Cheeky Robber Blames Luton

28 June 2012, 12:43 | Updated: 28 June 2012, 12:46

A cheeky robber who got away with 60p and a mobile phone from a 19 year old woman told her: "I don't know why I bother coming around here, people don't have nothing."

Police in Luton are trying to trace the robber who approached the woman as she walked to work between 3.15 and 3.30 on Tuesday morning.

She was in Latimer Road just outside the Mother Red Cap Pub between 3.15am and 3.30am when the robber who was holding his hands behind his back said: "Give me your money as I have a knife".

The victim was frightened and handed over all the money she had, which was only sixty pence.

The robber said: "You must have more than" before questioning the victim about her bank account balance and eventually taking her mobile telephone.

He is described as a black mixed race man who spoke with a local accent, approximately 28 years old, 5 feet 10 tall and stocky or well built. He was wearing a grey hooded top.

Detective Constable Surfraz Hussain said: "The victim was left shocked by what had happened and the offender had the cheek to exclaim - 'I don't know why I bother coming around here, people don't have nothing.'

"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."