Terrified man’s Gucci bag stolen in knifepoint attack

A terrified man has been held at knifepoint by a masked thug and forced to carry his designer bag.

The assault came a day before five men approached another victim and demanded a similar bag. Both were Gucci products collectively worth around £700. Both thefts took place in Tamworth.

Police were first called shortly before 3pm on Tuesday February 8, following reports that a male victim was approached by a masked man in St John’s Street. The owner of the bag was threatened with a knife and forced to hand over his £480 bag.

The assailant left the scene on foot towards Lichfield Street and was last seen in Bonehill Road.

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He is described as around 18 years old, 6ft tall and of slim build, wearing a balaclava, black hat, green tracksuit and black shoes.

Officers were called back shortly before 2pm the next day to Tamworth station on Victoria Road following reports of a second robbery.

The victim said he was approached on foot by a group of five masked men, who demanded his Gucci bag, worth around £200.

The attackers left the scene in a black BMW 3 Series with tinted rear windows.

They wore black and gray tracksuits, with one wearing a purple balaclava.

In both cases, the victims were shaken but uninjured.

Officers are appealing to witnesses — or anyone with relevant CCTV or dashcam footage — to get in touch.

They should contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 343 from February 9.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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