By Tim Clarke 28/05 Updated: 28/05 13:40
A MAN was punched and robbed during an attack outside a Worcester mosque.
The robbery happened on Tallow Hill in the early hours of Friday (May 25) morning between 1.50am and 2.30am.
The victim was walking up the hill towards Midland Road when a couple crossed the road in front of him, just by the mosque, and started to walk towards him.
They walked past him but shortly afterwards, the man felt a blow to the back of his head.
He then saw the man who had just walked past him standing in front of him and demanding money.
The victim gave him a small amount of cash and his attacker left the scene on foot, down the driveway of the mosque, and accompanied by the woman he was initially seen crossing the road with.
Detective Constable Kirsty Hickling from Worcester CID said: "The amount of force used by the offender to gain such a small amount of money was totally unnecessary. Luckily the victim was not badly hurt in the attack."
The robber is described as white, aged 25 to 35, 6ft tall, with short blond hair, broad shoulders and had a square shaped face. He was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts which ended below the knee.
He was with a woman who was present throughout the attack but did not get directly involved with it.
She is described as white, aged under 24, 5ft 5ins tall, with brown hair just past the shoulders and of a slim build.
"There may have been a lot of people in the town that night celebrating the arrival of the Olympic torch and I would urge anyone who saw this pair or recognises who they are from their descriptions to call us as soon as possible," added DC Hickling.
Anyone with information about this incident can call Det Con Hickling on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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