Posted on 18th March 2014
Police are appealing for information following a suspected robbery in Derby.
At around 4.20pm on Wednesday, March 5, the victim, an 18 year-old man, was walking alone across the footbridge that leads onto the footpath on Bass’s Recreation Ground.
As he was on the footpath walking in the direction of the bus station, the victim was aware of two men walking in front of him who continued to slow down until they turned around and asked the victim for the time.
The victim turned away and started to walk in the direction he came from when he received a blow to the back of his head knocking him to the ground.
The men threatened the victim, kicking him in the chest and snatched his mobile phone.
Officers have released images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the robbery.
The first suspect is described as black and in his early 20’s. He was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit, the hood and sleeves being white, grey gloves and a black backpack and grey beanie/cap.
The second suspect is described as white, also in his early 20’s wearing a grey beanie, a padded, ribbed grey coat with a white zip up the front and hood and black trousers.
The victim was left with cuts and bruises.
Police are appealing for any information or witnesses to this incident to contact TDC Andy Mason at Derby East CID on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime reference number 9321/14.