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7 December 2010, 11:51
Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 22 year old man was subjected to a knife point robbery on Friday afternoon (December 3rd).
The victim was approached by two men at the Midland Road and Bedford Road junction in Luton, close to the subway tunnel.
The men threatened the student with a knife before forcing him to hand over a G4 iphone which he had been using to listen to music.
The first offender is described as a black man, approximately 6’2” tall, 25 – 26 years old, with short afro style hair and wearing a silver stud in his left ear. He was also wearing loose black jeans and a black leather jacket with a distinctive ‘cobra’ motif on the back.
The second offender is also described as a black man, between 5’10” and 6’ tall, approximately 22 years old with a slim build and a longer afro hair style. He was wearing blue jeans together with a black jacket and carrying a blue denim record bag.
PC Surfraz Hussain, investigating, is keen to trace anyone who saw the robbery or anyone who can help identify the two men responsible.
He said: “This robbery happened in a busy area of the town as people were making their way home. It is possible that members of the public saw the two men loitering in the area prior to this robbery and I would urge anyone who has information relating to this crime to contact the police, in confidence.”
Anyone with information can contact PC Hussain at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394265, or text information to 07786 200011, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.