Police issue e-fit compared to a leprechaun and even Prince Harry
A bizarre police e-fit has been mocked on social media for "looking like a leprechaun" - and even Prince Harry. Northamptonshire Police issued the image as an appeal for more information into a robbery which took place in Corby, three months ago on July 15. The mock-up shows a man in a black baseball cap and sporting a photoshopped ginger beard, which some web users users said looks like it was "drawn on by a child".
Facebook users were quick to ridicule the e-fit after the force launched the appeal to find the alleged mugger who apparently targeted two teenagers and robbed them of their phones.Feuding William & Harry's temporary truce will remain in place until memoir is publishedOne person said the e-fit looks "more like an emoji" (Northamptonshire Police / SWNS)
One person commented: "So Northants police still haven't invested in a proper e-fit system - instead looks like Prince Harry is on the run." While another added: "Lol, is that a leprechaun? - better start checking all the caves and trees around the area." And a third wrote: "Please stop issuing images drawn by a child.
While they are undoubtedly hilarious, they always detract from an often serious crime." A fourth added: "Looks more like an emoji, or is it Karl Pilkington?" while another person said: "Looks like he's been tangoed." Meanwhile, Northamptonshire Police have said they are releasing the image as part of a re-appeal for information following the robbery.
Giving more information on the crime, a force spokesperson said: "Police officers investigating a robbery in the wooded area between Jubilee Avenue and Westcott Way in Corby, have issued an e-fit of a male they would like to speak to. "The incident happened between 12.30pm and 2pm on Friday, July 15, when two teenage friends were approached as they sat on a bench in the woods. "Although no knife was seen, the man threatened to use one unless they handed over their phones, which they did."
They added: "The offender was a white man and in his 20s, 5ft 6in and of a slightly large build. "He had a ginger beard, freckles, and a black mark below his right eye. "He was wearing a full black tracksuit with some red on it and matching black and red baseball cap and black shoes.
"Officers would like to hear from anyone who may recognise the man in the e-fit."
Anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101 or alternatively get in touch anonymously via Crimestoppers.