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Rugby robbery appeal

Police are appealing for information following a robbery on the canal path near Old Leicester Road, Rugby.

The victim - a man in his 20s - was walking along the path at around 4.10pm yesterday (Monday 29 July) when he was approached by two men wearing masks who attacked him and stole his phone and wallet.

The victim suffered stab wounds in the incident and was taken to hospital.

Detective Inspector Lisa Sears said: "At this time, one of the lines of enquiry we are following is that the victim and offenders were known to each other.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident.

"Thankfully the victim wasn't seriously harmed during this serious incident. We're now appealing for the public's help so we can identifying the offenders and bring them to justice.

"I would like to thank people from the local travelling community and security guards from a local business park who came to the aid of the victim following the attack."

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 272 of 29 July 2019. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 30/07/19