A man had his mobile phone stolen after being struck on the head by two attackers on Tuesday.
Between 5pm-5.15pm on Tuesday the 27-year-old man was walking home through Woodgreen Leisure Centre car park in Banbury, when he was struck on the head by an offender.
Two offenders then stole the victim’s mobile phone. The victim fought back and managed to take back his mobile phone, before the offenders ran across the car park in the direction of the Admiral Holland pub.
The first offender is an Asian man, around 5ft 4ins tall, in his late teens to early twenties, with short black hair. He was wearing a black thermal scarf, a black jacket with a body warmer over the top, black tracksuit bottoms with a triple blue stripe down the side and black trainers.
This offender had the outline of a teardrop tattooed at the corner of his left eye.
The second offender is an Asian man, in his late teens, with hazel eyes and an oval face. He was wearing a red and black hooded jacket, black leather gloves with a large gold ring over the glove on the left hand. He was wearing navy blue tracksuit bottoms with yellow or red triple stripes and white Nike trainers.
The victim sustained injuries to the side of his forehead. He sought the advice of a doctor and did not require hospital treatment.
Investigating officer PC Bryn Smith from Banbury police station said: “This is a nasty opportunist crime. It was completely unprovoked and the offenders need to be caught.
“The car park at Woodgreen Leisure Centre is always busy with vehicle and foot traffic. I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or can identify anyone from the descriptions to contact police.”
If you have information contact PC Bryn Smith via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymousely on 0800 555 111.