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Man chased and attacked in High Wycombe robbery
A 24-YEAR-OLD was chased and beaten up by two men who then stole two phones and money.
He needed hospital treatment after being punched and kicked to the ground when his attackers caught up with him, having initially refused to hand over his possessions.
It is believed there was an earlier incident between the victim and his two attackers earlier in the night at Butlers in Frogmoor, High Wycombe.
The man was walking near Market Square some time between 3.45-4.20am on Saturday August 31 with a friend when they were approached by a white man and a black man.
Police say the black man demanded the victim’s phone and cash, which he refused to hand over. He was then punched in the head by the black man while the white man held the victim’s friend, preventing him from helping.
The victim then ran off in the direction of Frogmoor and the two offenders chased after him. They caught up with him near to Primark in Church Street and punched and kicked him to the ground before stealing two mobile phones and cash.
He suffered injuries to the head, neck, back and arms in the attack and needed treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Thames Valley Police have today launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack to come forward.
Officers describe the first offender as black, in his mid twenties, 5ft 5ins to 5ft 7ins and of an athletic build. He had a round clean shaven face and long shoulder length black hair which was tied up at the back. He was wearing a grey T-shirt and light blue faded denim jeans.
The second offender is described as white, with a pale complexion, in his mid twenties around 6ft 3ins and of average build. He had a narrow clean shaven face and short brown hair. He wore white T-shirt with a square or rectangular logo on the chest.
During the attack outside Primark a woman tried to intervene to stop the offenders and police are keen to speak to her and any other witnesses.
Anyone with information should contact PC Alex Kratky from High Wycombe CID on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.Crimestoppers-uk.org.
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