33-year-old man robbed in Soar Valley Way lay-by

Police are appealing for public help after a 33-year-old man was the victim of a robbery in Leicester.

The incident took place at about 4.45pm on Saturday (November 19) in a lay-by in Soar Valley Way when the victim was approached by two men, one of the men threatened him with a knife and then robbed him.

The victim was also assaulted during the incident which resulted him falling backwards down a steep bank and receiving minor injuries.

The suspects made off with cash, a silver/platinum Rolex watch, a plain gold wedding band and a diamond ring set in a gold band.

The suspect who threatened the victim has been described as a white man, in mid to late 20s, of slim build, short blonde hair which was combed forward and a clear complexion. He was wearing blue trousers and a blue training or tracksuit top.

The second suspect was also white, in his mid to late 20s, of slim build, with blonde hair which was parted at the side. He was wearing black trousers and a blue long sleeved top.

PC Jim Turner is investigating the incident, he said:

“This was a traumatic incident for the victim who has been left extremely shocked and distressed by it.

“Soar Valley Way is a busy road at all times of the day and night and there were a number of people travelling along that road on the evening of the incident, we would appeal to anyone who was in the area on Saturday (November 19) and witnessed the activity in the lay-by or saw two men arriving or leaving the location to contact us.

“If you know the identity of the suspects or you’ve heard rumours about who is responsible then please get in touch. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our investigation. Any calls received will be treated in confidence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2203 Jim Turner on 101*, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 2203.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free** and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

* Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile ‘phones and landlines.

** Please note, some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.

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