Man, 19, robbed at knifepoint in Guildford
By mattcollison | Friday, February 08, 2013, 10:34
A TEENAGER was robbed at knifepoint by three men as he walked through a Guildford park.
Police want to find three men following the assault by The Oval in Guildford.
The incident took place in a park area off The Oval at some point between 11pm on Friday, February 1 and 1am on Saturday, February 2.
The victim, a 19-year-old local man, was walking through the park when he was approached by three men.
The men blocked the victim's path and one of the group threatened him with a small knife and told him to hand over money and any items of value.
The victim handed the man with a knife £80 in cash and the man then punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall backwards and injure his arm.
The three men then ran from the area towards Guildford Cathedral.
The victim suffered minor injuries to his jaw and right elbow as a result of the attack.
The man who was carrying the knife is described as a white man in his late teens, slim build, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10ins tall and was wearing dark hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.
The other two men are both described as white, slim build and were wearing dark hooded tops, dark tracksuit bottoms and dark coloured trainers.
One of the men was around 6ft tall and had his face covered with a scarf. The third man in the group was between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 9ins tall and had piercing through the centre of his lower lip.
Detective Constable Adam Hewitt, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a nasty and completely unprovoked incident where the young victim was threatened with a knife before being hit in the face.
"Fortunately the victim only sustained minor injuries but he has understandably been left very shaken by what must have been a frightening experience.
"Given the late hour when the incident took place I feel sure that people living in the area would recall seeing or hearing something out of the ordinary so I would urge anyone with any information to come forward.
"I would also like to hear from anyone who saw where the three men ran to immediately after the robbery."
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference GD/13/915, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.