Teen slashed with kitchen knife during robbery

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A teen was slashed with a kitchen knife during a robbery in Luton last week.

The victim, a 17-year-old black teenage boy, was walking down Elgar Path (between Mussons Path and Wenlock Street) at around 10.30pm when he saw four men coming towards him.

One offender looked at him and then began walking speedily towards the victim, followed by the other three.

Thinking they wanted to rob him the victim held out a £10 note which was snatched from him.

Two of the men then grabbed him by the arms, pinning him against the wall of the alley, whilst a third took out a kitchen knife and made scratches on the victim’s face and stomach.

The offenders then released the victim went back down the alley the way they had come.

The four men are all described as of Eastern European appearance.

Indivudually there are described as:

Suspect 1: White male, around 31 years old, about 6”3 tall, skinny build with short brown hair but with no facial hair.

He was wearing a black hooded top, black jogging bottoms and black Adidas trainers

Suspect 2: White male, 30-35 years old, 6”0 tall, stocky build wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans and black shoes. This male had a big flat shaped nose and was carrying a kitchen knife.

Suspect 3: White male, shorter than the others, medium build.

Suspect 4: White male, 5”10 tall wearing a black jacket and black Firetrap shoes. This male also had a short, thick beard.

If you saw these men in or around Elgar Path or know who they are contact the robbery squad quoting ref C/45485/2014, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.