A TEENAGER had a music player ripped from his neck by a youth in the street.

The 18-year-old had just got off a bus at about 4pm on Thursday when his attacker started chatting to him about computers as he passed by the Netto supermarket in Birchington Avenue, in Grangetown, Middlesbrough. Suddenly, the youth grabbed the MP3 player from around the victim's neck and ran off.

The thief was about 15 or 16 with short black hair. He was slim, about 5ft 10in and was wearing a blue and black coat.

Anyone with information can call PC Richard Roughton on (01642) 302626.