Police appeal after two robberies in Lancaster

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POLICE in Lancaster are investigating two robberies that occurred in the city in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The first incident happened on Denis Street when a 32-year-old man was attacked by the two offenders and had his phone and wallet stolen.

The second was on Shaw Street where two students aged 20 and 23 were attacked and they too had their phones and wallets stolen.

The first attacker is described as a white man aged about 25 years old. He is about 6ft 2in tall with a large build and short dark hair. He has a local accent and was wearing a smart black jumper and dark coloured jeans.

The second attacker is described as being a white man about 40 years old with a slim build. He is about 5ft 8in tall and was wearing a white baseball cap and a long dark–coloured coat with a fabric dog lead around his neck. He had a Scottish accent.

Detective Sergeant Colin Forsyth from Lancaster CID said: “I would appeal to anybody who was in the area to come forward and contact the police. The people responsible need to be caught. Luckily neither of the victims was seriously hurt however they have been left shaken following their ordeals.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Lancaster CID on 01524 51212 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.