Man hurt in robbery bid


Officers from the South Bedfordshire Robbery Team are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 20 year old man was left with bruising to his face and cuts to his knees after an attempted robbery.

The incident happened on Monday, February 3, between 6pm and 6.30pm when the victim was walking through Manor Park in Luton.

Four men approached the victim and asked what type of mobile phone he had before the offenders punched the victim to the face causing him to fall to the ground.

The victim managed to get up and run from the scene, keeping all his property.

The officer in charge of this investigation, Police Constable Ben Stone, is keen to trace any witnesses to the incident.

PC Stone said: “The victim managed to contact the police immediately and three men in their early 20s have been arrested in connection with this investigation. However, this inquiry is still ongoing and it is vital that witnesses to this offence still speak with officers and tell them exactly what they saw so this investigation can be completed.”

Anyone with information relating to this offence can contact PC Stone, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394471, or 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.