Squinty-eyed knifeman robbery

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TWO women were threatened by a “squinty-eyed” robber brandishing a knife as they walked along a Rotherham street.

The women, aged 44 and 63, were walking along Station Street, Swinton, when they were approached by a man holding a knife. He demanded the younger woman’s bag and, after a brief struggle, he pulled it from her and ran off.

Officers searched the local area and found the missing bag dumped in a bin on Charnwood Street. Some contents were missing, including a pink Sony Ericsson mobile phone.

The robber was white, 5ft 9ins, and in his late teens or early 20s, with “squinty” eyes. The robbery happened at 8pm on January 30.

Anyone with information call police on 0114 2202020.