Knife-wielding attackers hit and rob man in Popes Meadow


A man was threatened with a knife, punched and robbed as he walked through Popes Meadow last week.

The incident took place at around 10.25am on Monday May 26 when the victim, a 31-year-old man, was walking along a footpath in Popes Meadow which was near the junction of Wensleydale and Havelock Road, Luton.

The victim was approached by two offenders who threatened him with a knife, punched him and then searched his pockets taking cash, bank cards and a mobile phone.

The offenders then fled towards Wardown Crescent and the victim returned home where he called the police.

Detective Constable Gill Cowley, who is investigating the robbery, would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack and may have seen the offenders.

The first offender – who was armed with a knife - was a black man, between 35 and 40 years old, around 6ft tall, muscular build, with large eyes and was wearing a black jacket with the hood up and had his face covered.

The second offender was also a black man, between 25 and 35 years old, 5ft 5ins tall, chubby build, with a large nose, small beard and a ‘slight’ moustache.

He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, a red top underneath.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Cowley, in confidence, on 01582 394471, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at