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Appeal for witnesses after man is robbed by youths outside bus station

Posted on 1st September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was robbed outside Derby’s bus station.

The 19-year-old victim had been sitting on a bench in the River Gardens behind the station when he was approached by five youths.

He was asked to hand over tobacco by one of the group, who then tried to snatch his bag. The victim was then punched to the face before running to the bus station.

Shortly afterwards, he found that a turquoise Nintendo DS handheld games device was missing from his bag.

Officers investigating the robbery, which happened at about 6pm on Sunday, August 31, want to speak to any witnesses.

Police particularly want to speak to a woman who was in the bus station and told the victim that she knew who the offenders were.

The robber who tried to take the victim’s bag was black, aged about 15, and was wearing black jogging bottoms and top and a black cap.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 631 of August 31st.


You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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