Razor wielded in attempted Stevenage robbery


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A MAN was punched, kicked and had his shirt slashed with a razor in an attempted late-night robbery at the weekend.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was walking along Mobbsbury Way in Stevenage at about 11.25pm on Saturday when he was approached by a man who demanded that he should hand over his personal belongings.

When the victim questioned the offender – accompanied by another man who was keeping watch – he was threatened with a razor.

A struggle ensued, and the victim was kicked and punched. His shirt was also slashed with the razor.

Nothing was stolen from the victim as both men made off from the scene in unknown directions.

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The first offender, who left on foot, has been described by police as black, around 5ft 7in tall and had short black hair. He was wearing light coloured three-quarter length shorts, a dark T-shirt and white trainers.

The second man, who left the scene on a bicycle, was also black and had short black hair. He was wearing a dark coloured shirt.

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A police spokesman was unable to confirm whether the victim required treatment.

Detective Katy Tucker, from the Local Crime Unit at Stevenage, said: “At the time of the offence, it is believed that there were several witnesses. I am appealing for these witnesses to come forward and help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

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