Appeal after alleged robbery of mobile phone in Stonehouse, Plymouth
A MAN was allegedly mugged at his front door, say Plymouth police.
The 28-year-old was on his way home in the early evening of Friday and had visited the Aldi store in Union Street.
He then walked through a side lane, past the George hostel to the Phoenix Quay development.
However, at around 8.10pm, as he was about to enter his front door, he told police he was shoved from behind.
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The man said his mobile phone was taken during the alleged incident.
The 28-year-old said he tried to give chase to the alleged mugger but tripped as he reached the George hostel.
He described his assailant as a man wearing a large puffy cream thigh-length jacket with a fur-trimmed hood.
He said the man was of mixed race and average build, 5ft 9ins tall and with short, shaven black hair.
The man said he recalled the suspect being outside the Aldi store as he had left the shop on his way home.
The alleged victim told police that after he fell over giving chase he was approached and assisted by a man who was speaking with an Irish accent, who helped him home.
Police are keen to trace the good Samaritan, or anyone else who saw a man in a cream jacket in and around the Stonehouse area on Friday evening, March 1.
Anyone who can assist police should contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference EC/13/2066.
A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
He was released on police bail until May 24 pending further inquiries.