Man left with two black eyes in violent Stevenage robbery

PUBLISHED: 14:13 25 June 2020 | UPDATED: 14:13 25 June 2020

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses following a robbery in Stevenage.

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses following a robbery in Stevenage.

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A man was left needing hospital treatment after suffering a violent robbery in Stevenage earlier this month.

Police are appealing for information on the incident, which happened on Sunday, June 7 just before 11.30pm in Lonsdale Road – close to the junction with Archer Road.

The victim, a man in his thirties, had left the Shell garage on his electric scooter when he was approached by two males who emerged from a dark car.

They began assaulting him before heading back to the vehicle. A third male then approached the victim from behind and further assaulted him, causing him to fall to the ground.

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After the three men drove away, the victim noticed they had stolen his bank card and a portion of cash. He was left with two black eyes and facial injuries which required stitches at hospital.

Detective constable Lotty Lewis, from the Stevenage local crime unit, said: “We are doing everything we can to find those responsible for this and I am urging anyone who saw what happened or anyone with other information about the incident to get in touch.

“The three offenders are described as being around 5ft 9in tall – and all of a slim build. Two of them were dressed in dark clothing.

“We believe the dark coloured vehicle may have been a Honda Civic or something similar. Were you in the area? Did you see anything suspicious?

“If you can help, please call the non-emergency number 101 or email me at lotty.lewis@herts.pnn.police.uk, quoting crime reference 41/44950/20.”

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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