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Aggravated Robbery, Plymouth

Violence

Police appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for vital witnesses to come forward following an assault and robbery in Plymouth.

A 31-year-old man was assaulted by two other men before being taken to a cashpoint to withdraw money.

The incident happened on Wednesday 15 November as the victim was trying to find his way back to his hotel after a night out with friends.

He was followed by at least two men following an altercation with them outside the Switch Bar on North Hill around 5.30am.

All three men then walked together through North Cross underpass around 5.50am and along the subway towards the railway station.

Police are keen to trace a woman who was walking in the underpass at the time and stopped to turn around and look at the group.

At 6am the victim was seen using the cash machine at the front of the railway station with another man stood close at his shoulder. The victim alleged that he was forced to hand over some cash.

Police say there were at least two other members of the public queuing to use the cashpoint at that time and are appealing for them to come forward.

Detective Constable Shaun Harris, from Charles Cross CID, said: “We are keen to hear from the woman who passed the group in the underpass – what did the group say or do to make you stop and turn around?

“We are also appealing for the two other bystanders at the cashpoint to come forward with any information they have. There were a number of taxis dropping off passengers at the same time so we would appeal to anyone from those vehicles to also contact police if they recall seeing the group.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/099410/17.


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