A 21 year old man has been robbed in a street in central Bedford.
The incident happened on Thursday, September 5 at 6.30pm in Ashburnham Road, opposite National Tyres.
The man was walking along the road playing a game on his Sony Ericsson mobile phone when he was approached by two men who asked to use his phone.
The victim refused and the offenders punched him in the face causing him to fall before they searched his pockets.
They both then left the scene on foot taking the victim’s phone, wallet, cash and keys.
The first offender is described as a white man, 6’ tall or over, with prominent veins on his arms. The second offender is described as a black man who was also 6’ tall or over.
Detective Constable Luke Moore is keen to trace anyone who saw the robbery or anyone who can help identify the men responsible.
DC Moore said: “This road is always very busy and as this robbery happened during daylight hours I am sure there are members of the public who may have seen the incident or the offenders in the street.
“I would urge these people to come forward and speak with officers, in confidence.”
Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact DC Moore at Greyfriars Police Station, in confidence, on 01234 275011, or Bedfordshire Police on 101 or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.