A WOMAN was robbed of her mobile phone as she walked home through Blackburn.

The 35-year-old had her Nokia phone snatched by a man as she walked along Garden Street shortly after 7.15pm on Wednesday.

Police said the thief did not use any violence, and ran off.

DC Richard Buckle, of Blackburn CID, is now urging anyone who witnessed the robbery to come forward.

He said: “I urge anyone who saw anything suspicious, or knows who has committed this crime, to come forward.”

The thief is described as white, between 25 and 30 years old, around 5ft 8ins tall, and slim.

He was dressed in pale blue jeans, dirty white ankle-length trainers, and a beige jacket with the hood pulled around his face.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101.