A ROBBER attacked a man walking along the street with his wife and ran off with the victim's mobile phone.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Railway Street, Taunton, on Sunday (March 29) at about 3.30pm.

The victim, who is in his 50s, and his wife were walking home after going shopping.

Police say he was struck from behind and knocked over by an unknown man, who ran off before turning right into Thomas Street and disappearing from view.

The victim later later realised his Samsung Galaxy A70 mobile had been taken from his jacket and believes it was stolen during the incident.

The offender is described as approximately 18 to 20-years-old, slim and about 5ft 9ins.

He was said to be wearing a grey hooded top, which was raised, as well as blue jeans.

PC Stewart Cuthbert said: “The victim was understandably shaken by the unprovoked actions of the male but thankfully suffered no physical injuries.

“The incident though has caused a huge amount of upset as the phone contained a lot of sentimental family photographs.

“We would urge anyone who saw what happened or saw a male running away from the scene on Sunday to come forward.”

Anybody with information can report it on the police website and quote reference 5220073050. Alternatively, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.