Thursday, 26 November 2015

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Police patrols stepped up in Carlisle after robbery victim slashed

Police patrols have been stepped up in an area of Carlisle after a man was robbed at knife-point by a gang in broad daylight.

The 33-year-old suffered slash wounds to his face and arm in the lunchtime attack in Currock. He was treated at the Cumberland Infirmary.

It is understood a weapon was used when the man refused to give in to the gang’s demands for money. Instead, a distinctive gold bracelet was taken. It is 2cm-3cm wide and bears two white horses.

A dedicated team of detectives, who are appealing for information, has been set up to investigate the incident.

Acting Detective Sergeant Esther Wood said: “I want to emphasise that incidents like this are very rare and we’ve got a dedicated investigation team set up to look at this.

“We’ve had officers out and about in the Currock area all weekend carrying out further inquiries as part of our investigation.

“I would ask that if anyone has seen or heard anything in relation to this, please stop our officers and speak to them, or contact us directly.

"I’d also ask anyone who finds or is offered such a distinctive bracelet that they call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

The incident happened between midday and 1pm on Friday in the area of Millholme Avenue and Sewell Place.

Descriptions of two in the gang have been released. They are described as white and in their 30s. One had blond hair in a ponytail and the other had brown hair.



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