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Two people come to the aid of a teenage robbery victim in St Austell

Two people come to the aid of a teenage robbery victim in St Austell

Published by Helen Down at 4:32pm 26th June 2020. (Updated at 4:38pm 26th June 2020)

A teenager has suffered a bloody nose after being headbutted during a robbery in St Austell.

A man walking his dog along the same street on Wednesday June 24 stopped to help him

Another person from a nearby flat also assisted the victim and police are keen to track both of them down.

"Officers are investigating an incident in Trevail Way, near to the Costcutter store, at around 9.20pm on Wednesday 24 June.

"A lone suspect is said to have approached a group of three friends before grabbing one of them, headbutting him, and stealing items from his pockets.

"The victim, aged in his late teens, suffered a bloody nose.

"It is believed that a man walking his dog came to the victim’s aid and that a person from a nearby flat also helped.

"Police are keen to hear from both people and have appealed for any other witnesses to come forward.  

"The suspect is a white male, around 5ft 10’in in height, of slim build, with dark, brown hair and a slight beard.  He was wearing grey-coloured clothing. 

"Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference number CR/050552/20."

Devon & Cornwall Police

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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