iPhone stolen by thief wearing Christmas jumper

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A 22-year-old man was robbed of his Apple iPhone 5 on Tuesday morning – by a thief wearing a Christmas jumper.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened between 11am and 11.30am close to the cricket pavilion in Evans Gate, Oldbrook.

The victim was approached by the offender who pulled him to the ground and took his phone.

The offender was a black man, in his late 20s, about 5ft 9in tall and of a medium build with very short black hair.

He was wearing a dark grey knitted jumper with a Christmas picture across the chest.

Detective constable Samantha Reynolds of Milton Keynes police station said: “After the robbery the victim pleaded for help to passersby and tried to stop a car.

“I would appeal for any of these people who saw the victim to contact me direct.”

Anyone who witnessed the robbery should call police on 101.