Appeal launched after man is robbed at knifepoint in Lowestoft park

PUBLISHED: 09:25 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:25 17 April 2014

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Police are seeking witnesses after a man was robbed at knifepoint in a Lowestoft park.

The 40-year-old man was on his way to work about 4.50am to 5am yesterday (Wednesday, April 16) when the attack happened in Belle Vue Park.

The man crossed the footbridge over The Ravine heading into the park, walking past the cannons to steps that lead to Cart Score, when he was targeted.

A police spokesman said that the backpack he was carrying was “grabbed from behind and he then saw two men, one of them armed with a knife.”

“One of the men demanded he hand over his valuables and a watch was then removed from the 40-year-old’s wrist before the two men walked away,” the spokesman added.

The black-faced Viceroy watch was the only item stolen, and the 40-year-old was uninjured in the robbery.

The two robbers are white, with one in his 40s, about 6ft tall, of medium build with dark hair, who was wearing a dark coloured winter-style jacket, and the other in his late 20s to 30s, taller than the first man, of medium build, with short dark receding hair, a short dark beard, a pale bad complexion and was wearing dark trousers, a thick winter-style dark zip-up jumper and dirty white trainers.

■ If you saw either of the men in the area around this time or you have any information about who they are, call Lowestoft CID on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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