Two men injured in attempted street robberies in Whitby town centre

Two men have been injured in two attempted street robberties in Whitby town centre.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 4:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 5:51 pm
The attack happened on Church Street and St Anns Staith.

The incidents happened on Church Street and St Ann’s Staith in the early hours of Sunday November 17.

Two assailants attacked two men within close proximity of each other using physical violence. Both victims sustained injuries, including cuts, bruises and a broken tooth. They were taken to hospital and later discharged.

One victim is believed to have spoken to a member of the public in the Grape Lane area who asked if he was alright.

Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

The first suspect is described as a white man, aged 25 to 30 and was wearing a winter-type padded jacket, a woollen hat and dark jeans.

The second suspect is also described as a white man of a similar age. He had short, dark hair with a fringe and was wearing a dark top.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Dc 1731 Nick Burton. You can also email [email protected]

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190211608.