Brave public protect 19-year-old from robbery

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MEMBERS of the public worked together to help fight off a robber who tried to take a 19-year-old’s rucksack.

The man was walking on Lloyds Court towards the Post Office from the bookmakers with the morning’s takings when he was approached by a man from behind.

He tried to grab his rucksack and when he held on to it the offender punched him a number of times to try and make him let go of it.

Three members of the public then swiftly intervened and overpowered the 19-year-old before holding on to him until the police arrived on the scene and arrested him.

The victim suffered a cut to his left eyebrow and grazing to both of his arms in the struggle and was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Police are looking to trace two white men who they believe may have witnessed the incident but have not come forward to police.

If you are one of the two men who saw what happened or if you know anything about the incident you can call police on 0845 8 505 505.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you don’t want to speak to police.

> Do you know the people involved in the incident who came to the 19-year-old mans rescue? If so then please call the Milton Keynes Citizen newsdesk on 01908 372279 or send an email with details to