Appeal after Blackburn robbery

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

We are appealing for information after a robbery in a Blackburn alleyway yesterday morning. 

At around 05:40 on Monday (4 March), the 33 year old victim was walking in an alleyway at the rear of Infirmary Street when he was approached by two men.

They asked him if he had a lighter. He was then hit to the floor where he continued to be assaulted.

The offenders searched his pockets and made off with a small amount of money.

The man suffered injuries to his head, legs and arms and went to hospital for treatment.

The offenders headed off in the direction of Bryan Street and Pritchard Street.

The first man is described as being 6 foot 1 and of slim build.  He was wearing black pants, green trainers and a black waterproof jacket.

The second is described as wearing a baseball cap, dark pants and had a stud bar in his eyebrow. He was around 5ft 6in tall and of stocky build.

Both are said to have spoken with Eastern European accents.

DC Phil Scott said: “This has been a nasty robbery which has caused some injuries to the man and has obviously left him shook up.

“If you were in the area and saw anything or have any information that could help our investigation, we would like to speak to you.”

Please call 101 or email [email protected] quoting log number 145 of 4th March.



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