Appeal after man and woman assaulted in robbery
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Detectives are investigating after a man and woman were assaulted during a robbery in Gorse Hill, Leicester, yesterday evening (Wednesday).
The man and woman, who are both in their 20s, were walking in the street near Leicester Road just after 6.30pm when they were confronted by three men and ordered to hand over items they were carrying.
The male victim was then attacked. It is reported he was hit to the head with a weapon, believed to be a hammer, and also hit with his own skateboard.
When the female victim tried to intervene, she was pushed to the floor.
The suspects then left the scene. A rucksack containing items including a work helmet, boots and a wallet were stolen as well as the victim’s skateboard.
The male victim suffered facial injuries and received hospital treatment. He has since been discharged. The female victim did not require medical treatment.
The three suspects were described as black and wearing face coverings and hoods.
Enquiries are ongoing and officers are appealing to anyone with any information to make contact.
Detective Sergeant Charlie Massarella said: “We are carrying out full enquiries in the area to establish the full circumstances of this incident and to find those responsible.
“We are appealing to anyone who believes they have any information in relation to this incident to make contact with us.
“Have you seen or heard anything which you believe may assist our enquiries? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from around the area at the time which could hold some vital information? If you do have any information, we urge you to get in touch.”
Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 21*9675. You can also report online at https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/