POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Scarborough which involved a “vicious attack” on a local man.
The incident happened in Crave Street between 2.30am and 3.30am on Sunday, January 22.
A 32-year-old local man was approached by a man who demanded money from him.
When the victim refused to hand anything to the robber he was hit in the face, and knocked to the ground.
As he was getting back to his feet the victim was grabbed from behind by two men and was then knocked to the floor again.
When the victim attempted to get up for the second time, the man who made the demand for money took his mobile phone, iPod and beige denim satchel.
As a result of the assault and robbery the man suffered a broken nose which required treatment at Scarborough Hospital.
The suspect that approached the victim and carried out the assault was described as wearing a darker Parka style jacket, with a fur hood, and dark trousers.
He is said to have spoken in broken English, possibly with an eastern European accent.
PC Steve Lloyd, of Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This was a vicious assault which left the victim with a nasty injury.
“I would like to speak with anyone who may have information about the robbery and ask that they contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.
“I am particularly keen to speak with anyone who may have seen a beige denim satchel in unusual circumstances.”
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries in to the incident is asked to contact Scarborough police on 101. Press option 2 and ask for PC Steve Lloyd.
Alternatively witnesses call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.