Detectives in Bedford are appealing for witness to come forward after a 29-year-old man had his mobile phone stolen in the early hours of Friday morning (September 27).
The incident took place at around 4.50am after the man had visited the Esso garage in London Road, Bedford.
As he made his way home along Barford Avenue, he was approached by two offenders close to Vets 4 Pets who pushed him into an alleyway and demanded that he handed over his money.
The duo assaulted the victim and then stole his Nokia mobile phone before fleeing.
Detective Constable Surinder Ram, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the attack or may have information about the offenders.
The first offender was a white male, in his 30s, 6ft 1incs tall, of muscular build and wearing a green tracksuit style top, a white t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms with a white stripes and black trainers.
The second offender was a white male, five feet six inches tall, of slim build, with brown hair and wearing a beige top, jeans and white trainers.
If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Ram, in confidence, on 01234 275346, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org