Two attackers rob man at knifepoint in Northampton alleyway

Victim fled after handing over cash and bank card in Saturday night attack

By Kevin Nicholls
Monday, 18th January 2021, 2:26 pm
Updated Monday, 18th January 2021, 2:30 pm

A man was robbed at knifepoint while walking through a Northampton alleyway after dark on Saturday night.

Detectives are hunting two men in their late teens or early 20s who jumped their victim from behind and forced him to hand over cash and a bank card near Duston Community Centre.

They say the mugger with the knife was a white man in his late teens to early 20s. He had short hair and wore a grey hooded top under a dark jacket.

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Attackers struck in the alleyway connecting Limehurst Square and Newton Road in Duston

The second attacker was black, of a similar age and 6ft 2in tall. He wore a white mask and a black hooded jacket.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman revealed: "The 33-year-old victim was walking through an alleyway between Limehurst Square and Newton Road between 5.50pm and 6.10pm on when he was approached from behind by two men.

"The offenders threatened him with a knife and the man handed over his cash and bank card before running to safety and calling the police.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or was in the Limehurst Square area at the time of the attack and may have information which could help our investigation, please call 101 quoting reference number 21000038687 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

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