Gang rob two victims in Dunstable alleyway

Police are investigating
Police are investigating

Two people were robbed by a gang while walking down an alleyway in Dunstable on Saturday, March 4.

The two men were walking along the alleyway between Victoria Street and Edward Street at approximately 10.15pm when they were approached by a group of approximately six or seven men who produced knives and demanded the victims handed over their wallets and phones.

The group then left the scene with one wallet and mobile phone in the direction of High Street North.

One of the group of men is described as mixed race, around 18 years old, 5’8’’, slim and clean shaven. At the time of the incident he was seen wearing a dark baseball cap, grey hooded top with the hood up and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Another man was described as mixed race with dark skin tone, approximately 20 years old, around 5’10’, slim and clean shaven. At the time of the offence he was seen wearing light grey jogging bottoms, black hooded top with the hood up and dark coloured cap.

Police are appealing for witnesses and are urging anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

Detective Constable Allan Taylor, investigating, said: “This was a disturbing robbery in which two innocent people were threatened with weapons. This is obviously disconcerting and we are working hard to find those responsible. I’d encourage the public to assist us by getting in touch if they have any information or witnessed a group of men acting suspiciously in this area of Dunstable on Saturday night.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Taylor on 101 quoting reference JD/9192/2017. You can also call Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, on 0800 555 111.