Man threatened with a knife in robbery

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A man was threatened with a knife before having personal items stolen in a robbery on the Lakes Estate yesterday.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses after the 26-year-old man was robbed near Water Eaton Road, Bletchley at about 7.50am.

After visiting a shop at the corner of Water Eaton Road, the man was walking along a footpath which leads from Buttermere Close towards Drayton Park School on the Lakes Estate when he was approached by a man who asked him if he had “a light”.

The 26-year-old handed over his lighter to the man, who then asked him for the time. The offender then produced a knife and grabbed the victim, before demanding his watch and two rings. The victim handed over the items and his money and cigarettes, at which point the offender punched him in the chest and ran off in the direction of Ennerdale Close.

The offender is white, in his mid twenties, between 6ft and 6ft 2ins and of average build. He was unshaven, spoke with a local accent, and was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, dark blue jeans and white Nike trainers with a red tick.

Detective Constable Wendy Cissell, who is investigating, said: “I am keen to trace this man as soon as possible. He took a silver rotary watch, a gold quarter sovereign ring and a silver ring with a tortoise shell print, which are all identifiable. “

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the offence or has any information to contact Det Con Cissell at Milton Keynes CID via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.