A man was robbed by two rowdy, drunk offenders in broad daylight in Banbury last week.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a 37-year-old man was robbed on Warwick Road at 3.45pm on Friday, October 25.
The victim was walking along the road and when he reached the footpath that runs alongside People’s Park towards the aviary, he saw two men walking towards him being rowdy and unsteady on their feet.
One of the offenders approached the victim and demanded money. When the victim refused, the offender threatened to stab him, so he offered money from his jacket pocket.
A small tussle between the victim and one of the offenders took place and the offender grabbed the money from his pocket. Both offenders then ran off.
The first offender is white, in his late teens to mid 20s, 5ft 8ins, of stocky build. He was described as having a scruffy appearance, wearing jeans, a dark hooded top with the hood up and black gloves with a Nike logo on them.
The second one is also white, 5ft 8ins, of stocky build, wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up.
PC Stephen Perry of Banbury police station said, “We are appealing for any witnesses that may have seen this offence taking place. People’s Park and Warwick Road are busy public areas and this offence happened in broad daylight.
“Did anyone see these two men either in the park or the town centre? They were clearly being rowdy and unsteady on their feet. If anyone can provide the police with information then please come forward.”
Those with any information are urged to contact PC Perry via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
Those who do not want to speak directly to the police, can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org