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25 February 2016, 15:56
Detectives are investigating after a man and woman were robbed of their belongings in Norwich.
The incident happened in the passageway behind Beaconsfield Road at about 9.30pm yesterday when the victims, aged in their early 20s, were approached from behind by an unknown male who pushed the woman into the man.
Both have then been pushed into a wall where the suspect has threatened them with a combat style knife.
The robber has then demanded the victim’s belongings, which they gave to him before he fled the scene.
The suspect is described as being white, dressed in dark clothing with his face covered. It is believed the male was seen before the incident with another male in the Magdalene Street area. This male matches the description of the suspect.
The woman’s stolen handbag is described as being a black David Jones bag with two pompoms on containing headphones and a purse. The man’s stolen bag is described as being a black canvas Alexander McQueen tote bag with a skull design on containing a brown sketch book and a fold up wallet.
Detective Sergeant Michael Roxby said, "Whilst this incident left the man and woman feeling shaken, it’s important to remember the chances of you or someone you know becoming a victim of knifepoint robbery is low. However, the victims in this case did the correct thing, If someone tries to take something from you, it may just be better to let them take it rather than to get into a confrontation and risk injury. Nothing is worth more than your life.”