Hooded mugger targeted man in Northampton street

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A thief wearing a balaclava and a hooded top mugged a man as he walked along a Northampton street on Tuesday evening.

The 29-year-old victim was walking along Rillwood Court in Lumbertubs sometime between 10pm and 10.30pm on Tuesday when a man approached him from behind.

He demanded the man hand over items and searched his pockets, taking a black HTC Desire S mobile phone.

The mugger was a slim young man, aged between 16 and 20 and about 5ft 9ins.

He was wearing a balaclava, a black hooded top, black trousers and trainers and black woollen gloves.

He also had a bag with a red strap.