Thug punched mother in face then snatched her phone on Islington path

PUBLISHED: 11:09 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:09 12 March 2015

Phone thefts could be on the rise again

Phone thefts could be on the rise again

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A woman was punched in the face and had her phone snatched by a bike-riding thug in Islington yesterday.

The victim, a mother, was attacked and robbed in broad daylight while walking to work along the New River, close to Canonbury Road, at about 9.15am.

The attacker is described as a white male wearing a black hooded top and riding a black bicycle.

The violent assault summons memories of a scourge of mobile phone thefts which were rife in the borough a few years ago but had dropped dramatically over the last year.

Anyone with information on the robbery should call police on 101.

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