POLICE are hunting a robber who pulled a delivery driver away from her van before speeding away.

The driver was returning to her van after making a delivery in Ullswater Avenue, Clinkham Wood when the crook struck.

He pulled her away before driving off at 10.15am on Thursday.

The van, a white Peugeot Partner, then made off in the direction of Buttermere Avenue. The woman was left uninjured but very shaken, say police.

The man is described as a white man of slim build, between 5ft 10in and 6ft tall, with a long face and prominent cheek bones. He was dressed all in black

Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “This is an incident which has left a woman who was just going about her job very shaken. We know the incident occurred in a residential area in broad daylight and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, the van making off or anyone matching the description of the offender.

“Likewise, I would urge anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage form Ullswater Avenue and the surrounding areas that may assist our investigation, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 19100109481 or @CrimestoppersUK.