Man hit over head in attempted robbery


A man was hit over the head with ‘a wooden implement’ during an attempted robbery on Monday.

The 21-year-old was in Old Bedford Road at the junction with Frederick Street at about 4.45pm.

He was knocked to the floor by the hit and a man demanded he hand over his phone, but the victim managed to get to his feet and run from the scene.

The offender is described as a man with an Asian appearance, between 17 – 20 years old, with a slim build and short black spiky hair, wearing a blue jacket.

The officer in charge of this investigation, Det Con Lucy Arnold, said: “The victim has sustained a bump to his head but managed to keep his belongings. This area of Luton is very busy at this time of night with people making their way home. I would urge anyone who saw the incident to contact the police and help identify the person responsible.”

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DC Lucy Arnold, in confidence, on 01582 394471, or Bedfordshire Police, on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

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