It may be the season of goodwill, but police are urging Sedgley residents to be extra vigilant after a 19-year-old man was attacked with a metal bar and threatened with a knife on a busy road last week.
Dudley CID is investigating the robbery, which took place on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:10pm, where the teenager was robbed of his mobile phone.
Detective Constable Louise Porter of Dudley CID says: “This was a particularly nasty robbery, whereby the victim was approached by an unknown offender who demanded he hand over his phone. He was then threatened with a knife. A second offender then struck the victim over the head with a metal bar, which caused left him with a head injury.”
The first offender is described as being a white man with a slim build and approximately 5’10” tall, he was aged between 19 and 21 years of age and had blonde hair. He was wearing a light grey hoodie with the hood up and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.
The second offender is described as also being a white man with a slim build and 6′ tall, he is between the ages of 16 and 20 years of age and was wearing a dark coat with a hoodie underneath, dark tracksuit bottoms and black woollen gloves.
DC Porter adds: “I am asking for people to come forward if they witnessed this nasty robbery take place.
“Dudley Road is a busy through road and at that time of night, I am sure there would have been passers-by that could have seen the incident happen or who saw two men running away from the scene”.
If you can help Dudley police with their enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Dudley CID on 0345 113 5000. If you would prefer to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.