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3 November 2013, 10:36
Police are hunting a gang of violent robbers in Luton after three men were attacked in the Bury Park area.
Bedfordshire Police want witnesses to come forward following a robbery, an attempted robbery and an attack, which all happened within four days of each other, and which saw two men being hit round the head with weapons.
The robbery, between 8.00am and 8.30am on Saturday 26 October 2013, saw a 32 year old victim attacked by a group of Asian men who forced him to the ground and beat him unconscious before stealing his wallet.
The victim had been walking along an alleyway linking Oak Road and Kenilworth Road.
Police say at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30 October, a 20 year old victim and a friend were walking home along Hampton Road when he was followed by a group of six or seven Asian males.
The victim was hit around the back of the head with a weapon which caused him to fall to the floor. The offenders then started to hit the victim in the face and tried to steal his mobile phone but when they failed to get it from the victim they ran away.
The man who attacked made his way home and told his parents what had happed so his father went to look for those responsible. A confrontation then took place in Ash Road and the father was struck around the head with a piece of wood before being hit several times to the face.
The father returned home, contacted the police and made his way to hospital where he was treated for cuts to his face.
Detective Constable Ben Stone, who is investigating the three incidents, is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any of the attacks or may have information about the offenders.
If you have information you can contact DC Stone, in confidence, on 01582 394471, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.