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[12 SEP 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
City Centre Knife Robbery

A 19 year old Coventry man was robbed by knife-wielding attackers in the city centre on Sunday night.

The incident occurred at 11.20pm in Trinity Street when a young man from Coundon was approached by two offenders who demanded money and threatened him with a six-inch bladed knife.

Fearing for his safety, the victim handed over 5 in cash.

The offenders then ran to a an A-registered grey Rover car parked nearby and drove off. The victim was uninjured but he was shaken up by the incident.

The first offender is described as a white man in his early 20s, about 6ft tall, of thin build and with facial stubble. He was wearing a pink or purple polo-style shirt.

The second offender is dsecribed as a white man in his early 20s, about 6ft 2ins tall, of thin build, clean shaven and was wearing a white, yellow and blue waterproof jacket.

West Midlands Police initiative Operation Safer Streets aims to tackle offences such as these by working with the public to bring offenders before the courts.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who recognises the descriptions of the offenders, is asked to ring 0845 113 5000 and ask for officers at Little Park Street police station.

Alternatively, people can give information in confidence via the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.
 

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 12 Sep 01
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