‘Victim badly shaken’ – Stevenage man punched, wrestled to the ground and left with head injuries by robbers who stole his wallet at Old Town underpass

A Stevenage man was punched, wrestled to the ground and left with head and facial injuries by two ro

A Stevenage man was punched, wrestled to the ground and left with head and facial injuries by two robbers who took his wallet in the Old Town on Sunday night and police have now appealed for witnesses. - Credit: Archant

A Stevenage man was punched, wrestled to the ground and left with head and facial injuries by two robbers who took his wallet in the Old Town on Sunday night – and police have now appealed for witnesses.

The 29-year-old victim was walking into the underpass by the Coach and Horses pub and beneath Sish Lane at about 11.30pm when he was approached by two men.

One punched him in the face and wrestled him to the ground, after which they threatened him and took his wallet before running off towards Millennium Gardens.

PC Phil Farman, who is investigating, said: “This was a nasty incident, which has left the victim badly shaken and with minor head and facial injuries.

“I am hoping that there may have been people in the area at the time and someone may have either seen the attack or the two men, before or after the incident.”


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The pair are described as white men, about 30 to 35 years old, both over 6ft tall.

One had short dark hair and wore a grey or dark blue jumper and gilet.

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The other had short curly hair and wore a grey hoodie and joggers with white trainers.

If you think you may have seen the attackers or were in the area at the time, officers would like to speak to you as you may have vital information that could help the investigation.

Anyone with information should call PC Farman on 101, quoting crime reference E1/16/8872.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or use their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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