A MAN was punched and forced to hand over his phone and cash to a man at a bus stop on Wood Farm Road, police said.

An e-fit has was today released of a man police want to speak to in connection with the robbery, which happened on Saturday, April 4.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, was sat at a bus stop at about 2.50pm when a man got off a bus on the other side of the road and crossed over.

He went over to the victim and took his phone off him, demanding cash should the victim want it back.

The man then punched the victim, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber threw the mobile phone to the ground and then tried to get on a bus, which he chased down the road.

Police want to speak to a man described as black and 6ft 6ins tall.

He was aged between 24 and 28 years old, with a large nose, short black hair and a trimmed beard. He was wearing blue jeans, white trainers and a waist-length jacket.

Pc Helen Burns said: "I would urge anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit to contact the force via 101.

"This was a frightening experience for the victim and we need the public’s help to bring the perpetrator to justice."