Bath: Police Investigate Knifepoint Robberies
3 September 2014, 12:09
Bath police are appealing for information to trace two young men who carried out two knifepoint robberies in the city on Sunday night, August 31.
The first happened at around 10.05pm on Victoria Road Bridge. The teenagers threatened a man and a woman with a green-handled kitchen knife and demanded money. The 18-year-old woman handed over a small amount of cash and the robbers left in the direction of the Upper Bristol Road.
The second was on the London Road at around midnight. A 41-year-old man standing by the Dorothy House charity shop was threatened with a knife by two young men and ordered to hand over his belongings. He gave the men cash and an iPhone, and they ran off towards Snow Hill, up the steps by the Esso garage.
Both the robbers are white and aged between 15-17.
The one with the knife is skinny, about 5ft 10in tall, wearing a black hooded top, jeans and trainers and a dark scarf that he pulled over his face.
The second is also skinny, shorter than 5ft 10ins, wearing a white top, jeans and a face scarf. He was clean shaven with short cropped brown hair.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the robberies, or who saw men matching the descriptions, on Victoria Bridge Road or on the London Road. Anyone with information is asked to call Bath CID on 101 quoting crime reference number 90166/14.