Phone stolen in Blackburn robbery

Detectives from Lancashire Police need your help after a young man was robbed in  Blackburn.

At approx 11.20pm on Saturday, September 10, a 20-year-old man was walking with a friend on St Philip’s Street when they were approached from behind by two other men.

The 20-year-old victim was grabbed, held in a headlock and forced to the ground, by one of the men  whilst the second offender then took his mobile phone.

The attackers then made off towards Spring Lane with the victim’s iPhone 5s.

The first is described as a white, around 20-years-old, 5ft 9in tall, of skinny build, wearing dark clothing. The second offender is believed to be white, around 23-years-old, 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, with short dark hair, olive skin and acne on his face. He was also wearing dark clothing.

Det Sgt Melissa Kelly, of Blackburn CID, said: “The victim was subjected to a violent robbery and he was very fortunate not to suffer more serious injuries.”

If you witnessed the robbery or have any information that could help us catch these men, please get in touch as soon as possible.
Ring the police on 101 quoting ED1613813.
Alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

If you have been a victim or have witnessed a crime contact NEST Lancashire on 0300 111 03321 or nestlancashire.org

For more advice on protecting yourself and your property check out our robbery page.

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