Teenager threatened at knife-point

By Tim Clarke Monday 12 November 2012 Updated: 13/11 08:48

A YOUNG man was threatened at knife-point during an attempted robbery near a busy restaurant in Worcester.

The teenager was walking along the footpath off Tallow Hill and as he crossed over the footbridge in between Pizza Hut and Staples he came across two men.

One shouted at him to give him his phone and bag, but when he refused he was threatened with a knife.

The teenager attempted to run off, but was stopped by the second man, who grabbed his rucksack.

The victim went to Pizza Hut to call the police and as people came out of the restaurant the offenders dropped the bag and its contents before running off. The attack happened at about 8pm on November 5.

His attackers are described as being white and in their early 20s.

The man carrying the knife was about 6ft 2ins tall and thin, and he was wearing a dark green beanie hat and a black jacket.

The second man was about 5ft 6ins tall, of average build, had short dark hair and was wearing a purple Adidas hooded top.

Detective Constable Zoey Carter of Worcester CID said: "While the young man who was robbed got all his things back, being threatened with a knife was a distressing experience for him."

"An incident of this kind is not common in Worcester, so we need to find the two men involved and I would appeal to anyone who was Tallow Hill on Monday evening to get in touch."

"I would like to speak to anyone who was at Pizza Hut, saw any part of this incident and has yet to contact the police. I am particularly keen to trace two people who were waiting to pick up takeaway orders and may be vital witnesses."

DC Carter and Worcester CID can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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