Police are hunting a knifeman who robbed a woman of her mobile phone in Woodford Green.

The Met Police has only now launched an appeal following the incident on January 24 of this year.

A woman was walking on Roding Valley Park Trail at about 4pm while talking on her phone when a man approached her and threatened her with a knife, Scotland has said. He shouted at her to hand over her phone and the security details to the phone.

The victim handed her phone over to the suspect who attempted to flee but was chased by passers-by. The suspect discarded the phone and escaped the scene.

Officers have also released an E-fit of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the incident.

He is described to me a black man aged around 18 years old; he was wearing a black hat and black clothing with a possible blue stripe down the side of his tracksuit trousers.

Detectives are working to establish whether the offence is linked with two robberies in the same area on December 18 and 27.

Police are asking for any witnesses, or anyone who recognises the man in the E-fit, to call 101 quoting reference Cad 5632/24Jan.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact them via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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