Knife-wielding man chases victim in Preston city centre robbery

Posted on - 27th August, 2016 - 3:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Riversway
The victim was chased down Hartington Road Pic: Google

The victim was chased down Hartington Road Pic: Google

A man was chased along a Preston road by a knife-wielding robber.


The 22-year-old victim was walking into Hartington Road where it joins Fishergate Hill.

He was approached by a man as he neared the junction at 1am on Saturday 20 August.

The offender threatened the man with a knife and then chased him down Hartington Road and across Strand Road and into Port Way.

Here he managed to steal the victim’s navy rucksack which contained a gold and white iPhone 5S in a black case, a brown wallet and a small amount of cash.

The offender is described as white, aged in his late twenties, 5ft 7in tall with a gaunt face. He was wearing dark clothing with his hood up.

DS Jerry Sturgess of Preston CID said: “This robbery has left the victim extremely shaken and we are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened or has any information that could help with our enquiries to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1610987 or alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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