Police seek witnesses to 'frightening' broad daylight knifepoint robbery - The Rugby Observer

Police seek witnesses to 'frightening' broad daylight knifepoint robbery

Rugby Editorial 6th Jul, 2022   0

A ‘FRIGHTENING’ knifepoint robbery in which two men stole a wallet and two phones from a man in broad daylight has prompted police to appeal for witnesses.

A man in his 40s was threatened by two men at the junction of Whernside and Hollowell Way at around 11am on Tuesday June 7.

After taking the wallet and phones, the suspects ran off through the alleyway at the bottom of Whernside.

One suspect is white, around 6ft tall, of a very slim build with stubble. He was wearing a light grey tracksuit, a lightweight coat and a grey and black baseball cap.

The second is mixed-race, approximately 5ft 8ins tall, clean shaven, of an average build, possibly with a facial piercing. He was wearing a black jacket and black sweatpants, with dark blue and white trainers. It is believed he was carrying a bladed object.

Investigating officer Det Con Matthew Kandt from Rugby CID said: “This was an understandably frightening incident for the victim, and we now have a number of enquiries ongoing to identify and locate those responsible.

“As part of our enquiries, it’s understood a man in a small blue and orange lorry stopped at the scene and may have witnessed the incident. We would really like to speak to him as he may be a witness who could assist with the investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the offence, recognises the description of those involved, or may have dashcam or doorbell footage of the area at the time of the robbery is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 217 of June 8.

Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers at https://crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555 111.

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