In an emergency always call 999

Witness appeal following robbery in city street

Posted on 14th February 2017

We’re appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was robbed as he walked along a street in Derby.

The victim was walking along Crompton Street, on the short pedestrianised area that links to Gerard Street, at about 4pm on January 29.

He was approached by two men who demanded that he hand over his valuables.

The man gave them his wallet before running off. The offenders then walked off towards Gerard Street.

We want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and might have seen the offenders.

One of the robbers was about 6ft 3ins, of slim build, and was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, blue jeans and white Reebok trainers. He also spoke with what was described as a Birmingham accent.

The second man was white, of skinny build, and aged between 30 and 35. He wore a blue jacket and dark trousers and was also described as having ‘sunken’ facial features.

Do you recognise those descriptions, or can you help our investigation at all?

If you can, call DC Laura McCormack on 101, quoting reference 17000041059.

Alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.