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Student has laptop taken at knife-point in Moor Park

Posted on - 31st March, 2017 - 9:33pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Moor Park, Preston News
The three men wanted made off across the tennis courts in Moor Park Avenue Pic: Google
The three men wanted made off across the tennis courts in Moor Park Avenue Pic: Google

A student walking through Moor Park on a Saturday night was robbed at knife-point according to police.

Preston Police are appealing for information after the theft when the 25-year-old victim was walking along Moor Park Avenue.

He was close to the tennis courts when he was approached by three men at around 9pm on Saturday (18 March).

One of the trio produced a knife and pointed it at the victim, demanding a bag which contained a black Sony Vaio laptop.

The bag was taken and they ran off across the tennis courts into St Thomas’ Road.

PC Paul Gilfoyle from Preston Police said: “The victim is a student and this laptop contained lots of important work and documents required for his studies.

“We later found the bag minus the laptop and so we are asking anyone who may have been offered a used Sony laptop for sale to come forward.

“Similarly if you witnessed the incident or have any information that could help, please get in touch.”

Read more: Drug dealer who used Avenham Park as a HQ to pay back ill gotten gains

One of the offenders is described as black, around 6ft, of stocky build and was wearing black Nike tracksuit, a dark jacket and a balaclava.

The other two are described as white, around 5ft 10in and of stocky build. One of them was wearing a North Face jacket.

Anyone with information can call us on 101 quoting log reference 1428 of 18th March.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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