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Friday, 23 December 2016

Appeal for information following dating app robbery in Englefield Green


A man was viciously attack and robbed in Englefield Green after meeting another man on a gay dating app.

It’s believed the victim was punched in the stomach, and his head hit a wall before the suspect made off with £30 cash and his bank card.

The attack happened on Tuesday evening as the pair walked down Ashwood Road to an alley way off nearby Pine Way.

Police have described the suspect as being around 6ft tall, with a slim build; he is of either English/Italian or English/Spanish dual heritage.

t is believed that he is in his mid-twenties and he was wearing a beanie hat, a black or navy jacket and was clean shaven.

Investigating officer PC Jessica Perry, said: “Understandably, this was an upsetting and frightening experience for the victim who had been innocently conned into meeting this unscrupulous character.

“A number of enquiries are being carried out to try and identify the attacker and anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police. The incident took place in a residential area and I hope someone will have seen the something which could help officers locate and bring this offender to justice."

PC Perry, continued: “Sadly, people aren’t always who they portray to be online and their motives may not always be genuine. If you arrange to meet the safest plan is to meet somewhere public and to stay somewhere public.

“Surrey Police treats this kind of incident extremely seriously and I would urge anyone who feels that they have been a victim to report such incidents to us.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call Surrey Police on 101.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:37 pm  

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