Police in Great Yarmouth are appealing for witnesses to two robberies which happened yesterday.

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The first happened at 10.45pm on Wellesley Road, when a man in his 60s was pushed to the ground.

The robber demanded the victim’s wallet but when he did not hand it over, he kicked him in the face and punched him, causing a cut to the man’s eyebrow. The robber then took the man’s mobile phone and ran off. He is described as white, early 20s with short, dark hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and white three-quarter length shorts.

At 11.55pm, another robbery happened on St Peter’s Road, where a 17-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were making a withdrawal at the cash machine. A man punched the 17-year-old in the face and then pushed the woman out of the way, before snatching the money from the machine and running off down Wellington Road.

The 17-year-old received minor injuries.

The offender is described as white, 18 to 20 years old and 5ft 8in tall, of muscular build with an English accent. He was wearing a blue hooded top with white stripes on the sleeves and tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable Gavin Rivett, from Great Yarmouth CID, said: “Inquiries continue around these two crimes, with investigations also taking place to establish any links between them.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed either robbery or has any information concerning them.”

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