A gambler who won a “substantial” amount of cash after an evening at a Northampton Casino was later targeted in a knife-point robbery.
The man was robbed of his winnings shortly after he left Aspers Casino, in the town centre, early on Sunday morning.
Northamptonshire Police say the robbery happened some time between 6am and 6.15am, when the gambler left the casino with “a substantial amount of money”, which he had won gambling.
He walked to Bridge Street when he was approached by three men close to the Professional Music Technology Shop.
One of the men was holding a black-handled kitchen knife and demanded the man’s money.
The victim handed over his wallet, containing the cash, as well as bank cards and an iPhone 5.
The first robber was described as black, 6ft, aged between 20 and 25, of slight build. He was wearing a grey hooded top and blue jeans and was carrying the knife.
The second was described as mixed race, 5ft 8ins, of average build and was wearing a dark-coloured knitted top and blue jeans.
The third man was also mixed race, 5ft 8ins to 6ft and of average build.