Police hunt wannabe muggers who punched victim after demanding his phone in Milton Keynes
Thames Valley Police confirms an attempted robbery took place in Milton Keynes.
A man managed to escape without significant injuries after a pair of thugs attempted to steal his phone on Saturday night (March 17).
The incident took place at around 9.30pm by Woodstock Court Playground in Bradville.
The man was left with a cut lip after being punched by one of the assailants.
The two men approached the victim and asked if he had a cigarette, and when he responded to tell them he didn’t, they demanded that he hand over his mobile phone.
One of the offenders then swung his arm at the victim which struck his cheek. As the victim ran away, the other offender also punched him.
The victim managed to get away on foot and nothing was stolen. He sustained a cut to his upper cheek but did not require any hospital treatment.
Both offenders are described as white men in their late twenties.
One was around six feet 2 inches tall, with a slim build. He had light ginger hair that was long but not quite shoulder length. He was wearing a black face covering and a black shiny puffer jacket.
The other offender was around five feet 11 onches tall with a slim build. He had short black hair and was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Sebastian Kuzoe, based at Milton Keynes police station said: “I am appealing for any witnesses of this incident, or anyone who saw the men matching this description in the area at the time, to please get in touch.
“If you have any information, you can make a report online or by calling 101 and quoting reference 43210162521.
“If you wish to remain 100% anonymous you can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”