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Appeal for witnesses following robbery - Bedworth: updated

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses or information following a robbery in Bedworth last night.

At around 8pm, a man in his thirties was walking on Church Walk when he was assaulted by a group of five or six males.
 
He was made to empty his pockets and the offenders then stole cash and a packet of cigarettes from him.
 
The victim sustained head, face and shoulder injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He has since been discharged.
 
The offenders are described as:

  • A white male, around 18 years of age, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, of a medium build, with short dark hair and fine facial hair. He was believed to be wearing a dark hooded top and light grey tracksuit bottoms with white trainers.
  • The others males are described as being younger than the first male, with one wearing a light coloured baseball cap with a dark hooded top and being around 15 years old. All are believed to have been wearing trainers.

Police are also appealing for a male who was passing the scene and stopped to assist the victim to make contact as he may hold vital information. The male remained with the victim until the ambulance arrived. He is not believed to have been involved with the offence, but may be able to provide information regarding what he saw and potential descriptions of the offenders.
 
Detective Sergeant Daniel Freeman from Warwickshire Police said: "A investigation has been launched and as part of our enquiries, we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the offence or who may have any information, so we can identify and locate those responsible.
 
"If you have any information, please call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident reference 411 of 22 September 2018."


Information can also be provided anonymously by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
Issued: 12.50pm, Sunday 23 September, HCB, Corporate Communications 

Update: Please note, the incident number has now been amended to read 411 of 22 September 2018.

Updated: 3.05pm, Monday 24 September, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 23/09/18