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8 April 2014, 12:25
Five people have been arrested after a 40 year old man was assaulted and robbed whilst waiting for a lift in Potton Road, Biggleswade last week.
Heart's learned the victim was waiting at the side the road last Tuesday morning (April 1) at about 7.20am, when he was approached by a man who tried to take his phone out of his hand. He pulled the phone away, but the offender punched him in the face. The victim was then set upon by the first man who was joined by two others.
The three men, all described as white and in their twenties, hit and kicked him while he was on the floor and demanded money from him. Luckily, a passer-by stopped his car and shouted at them, at which point they took the victim's bag and ran off in the direction of Devon Drive, shortly afterwards getting into a red Vauxhall Astra.
The victim was left with cuts and bruises on his face and was extremely shocked by the whole ordeal.
Later that day, five people were arrested in Bedford in connection with the offence and these are currently on police bail while further enquiries are carried out.
Det Con Surinder Ram would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident, which happened across from the new housing estate.
"While some people have been arrested in connection with this robbery, we do still need to hear from anyone who saw it or passed it. By all accounts there were a couple of very kind people who helped the victim and we know that others would have seen it. If you were there, please do make contact with us as soon as you can," said Det Con Ram.
If you can help, please contact Det Con Ram on 01234 275346, or call the 24 hour non-emergency police number 101.