Two men wanted after string of street robberies in Plungington area

Posted on - 20th April, 2015 - 9:09pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Plungington, Preston News, University campus
Ripon Street Pic: Jim Beattie

Ripon Street Pic: Jim Beattie

A string of street robberies in the Plungington area has triggered a police appeal.


Preston Police say two men targeted a number of people in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The first incident took place in Ripon Street where a 38-year-old man had his mobile phone taken.

In Shelly Road a 40-year-old man had an old Nokia mobile and some loose change taken.

In Villiers Street a 19-year-old man had his mobile phone and £30 in cash stolen.

The incidents happened between 12.30am and 3.45am and the offenders are described as two white men wearing dark coloured clothes.

DS Andy Dixon of Preston Police said: “These incidents were extremely frightening for the victims to have gone through and we would appeal for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to get in touch with us. It may be that people were out returning home themselves and may have seen something that could assist in identifying the persons responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 273 of April 19th or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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