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Police probe knifepoint robbery in Workington

police tape[P]olice are appealing for information after an alleged robbery in Workington.

The incident occurred at some point between 5pm and 5.13pm yesterday afternoon (29th April 2016) on Bolton Street.

The victim, a 29-year-old man from Workington, was approached by three men and asked for a lighter. One of the men then assaulted him before threatening the male with a knife. They stole two gold rings, a gold chain and a watch. The men made off from the scene in a black hatchback car.

One of the men was wearing a red top with the hood up and had most of his face covered up.

Detective Chief Inspector Roy Ledingham, West Cumbria CID, said: “We have a team of detectives working hard to establish what exactly happened and trace those responsible.

“Fortunately the victim only suffered minor injuries but the incident has left him understandably distressed.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone with any information to get in touch. Your information could be vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from West Cumbria CID. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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