Man robbed by two hooded teenagers in Northampton who punched him and stole iPad

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Two teenagers wearing hoodies robbed a rucksack containing an iPad and camera from a 58-year-old man after he tripped and fell while he was running away from them.

The man was walking through in the alleyway off Longland Road, Abington, on Friday, March 28, just after noon when he saw the two teenagers, one of whom was walking a brown bull terrier.

Fearing for his safety, the man ran off but tripped and fell. The two teenagers caught up with him and one of them punched him, demanding money.

The other teenager pulled the rucksack off his back, and the pair then ran off in the direction of Broadmead Avenue.

The victim’s rucksack contained an iPad and a camera. The bag was later discovered empty by a member of the public.

The offenders are described as aged 16, both of average build. One was about 5ft 7in tall and was wearing a black and white checked hoody. The other was wearing a red hoody. The dog was a brown bull terrier.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.