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30 March 2011, 17:28
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after two robberies in Milton Keynes on Saturday (26/3).
The first robbery happened at 8am, as the 27-year-old victim was walking along the redway that leads from Campbell Park, over the H5 to Downs Barn, near to the V8. He was approached by two men, one of whom stopped to pretend to tie his shoe laces. Both men then produced knives and demanded the victim hand over his wallet and phone. They then ran off towards Downs Barn.
Both men are aged 23 to 24-years-old and medium build. One was wearing grey combat trousers and the other was wearing a black hooded top.
The second incident happened in Downs Barn at 9.30am. The victim, a 50-year-old man, was approached by two men who produced knives and demanded his phone and wallet.
The first of the men is white, between 21 and 29-years-old, 5ft 10, slim, and was wearing a black cap, black jacket and brown combat trousers. The second is white, 5ft 5ins, and slight build. He was wearing a balaclava, a green jacket and blue tracksuit bottoms.
Det Con Greg Hughes, investigating the incidents, said: “At this stage, we believe these robberies may have been carried out by the same people, as the descriptions are similar and they both happened near to each other and in a short space of time.
“Enquiries remain ongoing to trace those responsible and I would urge anyone who witnessed either incident, recognises the description of those involved, or who saw two men hanging around the Downs Barn area on Saturday morning to contact me.”
Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Hughes via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.