Baby threatened during Alvaston robbery

Police say a man who threatened to hurt an eight-week-old baby during a street robbery is "despicable".

The robber forced the baby girl's mother to hand over her purse and mobile phone in Alvaston, Derby, on Saturday afternoon.

He then pulled a ring from her finger before running from the scene at the junction of Brighton Road and Wisgreaves Road.

No-one was hurt, but police said the 21-year-old woman was left shaken.

Det Insp Mark Argyle, of Derby's robbery unit, said: "Robbery is a frightening offence anyway but it is despicable that someone would threaten to hurt a baby."

The man is described as white, 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall, of medium build and had a scarf across his face.

He was wearing a black hooded top with a white logo on the chest, dark jeans and black trainers.

Police do not believe a weapon was used during the robbery.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the incident, which happened at 1625 GMT, should contact the Derbyshire force.

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