Thief grabbed gold pendant from victim's neck
Police have released a CCTV picture of a man they want to trace in connection with a robbery in which a thief snatched a pendant from a victim's neck.
The 23-year-old victim was targeted after he had left his car in Melton Road, Leicester.
He had noticed three men standing nearby – near the junction with Ascot Road – and as he left his car he was approached from behind by one of the men, who snatched his chain and pendant.
During the struggle, the victim was struck in the face.
The man ran off with others along Melton Road towards Checketts Road.
The incident happened at 11.20pm on February 16.
Detective Constable Yassin Desai said: "Although the victim sustained minor injuries during the incident, he has understandably been left quite shocked and distressed.
"We have released a CCTV still.
"Although it does not show a clear image of his face, the coat he is wearing is quite distinctive, with reflective patches across the neckline and front and back of the sleeves.
"We have also released photos of the stolen chain and pendant.
"Have you been approached by someone in recent weeks selling matching items in suspicious circumstances?
"If you have any suspicions about the identity of the people involved, please get in touch.
"Any calls received will be treated in confidence."
The gold neck chain is 1in thick and about 12in in length.
The pendant is about the size of a 10p piece, with a picture of the Queen on one side and a figure on a horse on the other.
The man the police are trying to trace is white, 5ft 2in and of medium build.
He was wearing a black coat, white jogging bottoms with black stripes along the side, a black scarf covering his face and a black woolly hat.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con Desai on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.