Robber armed with a knife stole teenager’s wallet in attack on Racecourse in Northampton

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A teenager robbed at knifepoint on the Racecourse in Northampton in the early evening was forced to hand over his wallet.

The 19-year-old was approached by a man who asked him for a cigarette while he was walking along the footpath next to the tennis courts between 6.50pm and 7.05pm on Tuesday night. Information about the attack was released this morning.

A police spokesman said: “As the victim took out his lighter the offender grabbed hold of his arm and threatened him with a knife, demanding he hand over his wallet.

“The victim handed over his wallet and the offender and another man who had been stood nearby walked off.”

The attacker is described as white, 6ft 3in, in his early 20s, of medium build and wore baggy jeans, a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up and a woolly hat underneath.

The man he walked off with was also about 6ft 3in and wore dark coloured jeans and a big black hooded top. He was a similar age to the offender.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have any information regarding it. Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.