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Blyth street robbery

06 Jan 2017 14:48 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a street robbery in Blyth.

It happened at approximately 8.45am on Friday, January 6, on a cut between Dukes Gardens and Temple Avenue. A 26-year-old man was walking along the cut when he was approached by three men who spoke to him. They then attacked him and stole a black coloured Lenovo laptop in an ASDA bag for life, an undisclosed amount of cash and an e-cigarette he was holding.

The three offenders made off. The victim suffered facial injuries which required medical treatment

The offenders are described as: one, 6 feet 2" tall, in his 30s, stocky build, stubble, with short black hair. Wearing a bomber jacket, dark blue jeans and black boots.

The other two were possibly early 20s both slim build; one was wearing a light grey hoody with the hood up and light grey joggers, the other dark coloured hoody with the hood up and dark joggers. One of the two men was carrying a blue carrier bag.

Officers are carrying out house to house enquires in the area and are appealing for help from the community.

Acting Sergeant Jon Common said: "We're asking for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have information about this robbery to contact us."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 206 of 06/01/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.