Appeal after robbery in Gateshead

23 Feb 2016 14:25 PM

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Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Gateshead.

At 7:40pm on Sunday, February 21, a 19-year-old man was walking in Wingate Gardens, near to Lanchester Avenue, when he was approached by a group of five men.

One of the men punched the victim, knocked him to the floor and continue to punch and kick him.

His Blackberry mobile phone and some cash was stolen from him and the group all made off from the scene.

The victim was taken to the RVI for treatment to a broken jaw.

Enquiries are ongoing into the robbery and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 998 21/02/16.

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