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[12 MAR 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Robber Threatens Men In City Centre

A youth wielding a metre-long piece of wood robbed two Coventry men in the city centre on Saturday.

The attack took place in Hales Street at 6.05pm.

The victims were approached by a man wielding the wood and asking for money

He then started swinging the wood near to their faces, forced them into a corner and stole a mobile phone worth 300, another mobile worth 40 and a portable CD player worth 100.

The two men weren't injured.

The attacker is white, aged about 17, mousy brown hair, 5ft 9ins and wore a black hat, white or cream jacket with orange lettering on the chest.

Police are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to contact officers at Little Park Street 024 7653 9010.
 
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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 12 Mar 01
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