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Witness appeal after walker is targeted by three robbers

Posted on 7th March 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in which the victim suffered cigarette burns to his cheek.

The 23-year-old man was walking along a footpath in Stenson Road, Derby, when he was grabbed from behind by two men.

A third robber then told the victim to hand over his valuables but the man refused. A cigarette was then stubbed out on the man’s cheek before the offenders left empty-handed.

The robbery happened at about 8.30pm on Monday, March 3.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who might have seen three men acting suspiciously in the area to come forward.

The robbers were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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