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Re-appeal after robbery in Sunderland

November 11, 2014, 1:25 pm

Police are making a fresh appeal for witnesses after a robbery in Sunderland.

It happened around 3pm on Thursday, November 6, on Burnaby Street, when a 60-year-old man was crossing the road.

He was approached by a rider and pillion passenger on a moped. They demanded he hand over a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash. When he refused, he was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance and punched several times.

The offenders stole the bag and made off on the bike towards General Graham Street.

The injured man was taken to Sunderland Eye Infirmary for treatment and released, it’s not known what the substance was.

The offenders are both described as in their early 20s, having local accents and wearing silver helmets. The moped rider was 6ft tall of slim build, while the pillion passenger was around 5ft 6ins tall or stocky build, and wearing a black jacket.

Acting DS Natalie Robson said: “This was clearly a distressing incident for the victim and he needed hospital treatment. We’re doing everything possible to trace the two men involved.

“I’d urge any witnesses who were in the area on Thursday afternoon, November 6, who saw this take place, or anyone who has information about who the two men are, to get in touch with police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 748 of 06/11/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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