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[28 JAN 02] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS

Robbery At Knifepoint

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A 28 year old man was robbed at knifepoint of several hundred pounds in Coventry on Saturday.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm in the Foleshil area of Coventry.

The victim had just been to a cashpoint machine to  withdraw money. He went back to his car and drove along Eld Road. As he drove along a blue vehicle came behind him and flashed its lights.

The man pulled over and the vehicle behind stopped in front. The victim went to the passenger side of the blue vehicle, at which point the driver grabbed him and one of the passengers got out and stood behind him threatening him with a knife.

The offenders then stole 320 cash from his wallet and a mobile phone before driving off.

The victim wasn't injured.

The three attackers were white men. One was in his mid forties, of large build with blonde shoulder length hair and a moustache and with a tattoo on his left hand. He wore a yellow or brown shirt. A second man was in his early 20s, about 5ft 10in with short brown hair. The third man was in his early 20s

Anyone with information should contact police at Stoney Stanton Road police station on 0845 113 5000.

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