Police link robberies and assualt at St Ives park

DETECTIVES are linking an unprovoked assault and three robberies that took place at Warners Park in St Ives. All the robberies happened on Sunday morning, (September 6) within just a few hours of each other. In the first a 46-year-old man was knocked t

DETECTIVES are linking an unprovoked assault and three robberies that took place at Warners Park in St Ives.

All the robberies happened on Sunday morning, (September 6) within just a few hours of each other.

In the first a 46-year-old man was knocked to the ground and had his mobile phone and keys stolen. An hour later an 18-year-old man was attacked and his mobile phone and wallet taken. At 3am a 43-year-old female cyclist entered the park from Crown Walk and was rammed from behind by a man on a bike. The man, who was in a dark-hooded top, asked if she was okay, before grabbing her handbag and riding off.

Just a few days later at 11pm on Wednesday (September 9) a 19-year-old male was assaulted as he walked along the alleyway into the park from Crown Walk. The teenager was left shaken but uninjured after being approached by a man on a bicycle, who punched and kicked him. The attacker was described as white, 6'1", aged 20 to 25, with light brown shaved hair and wearing a dark zip-up top and dark trousers.


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DC Karin Peters, from Huntingdon CID, said: "We are linking the robberies due to their times and location and we believe the assault is also connected.

"I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to consider whether they saw anything that might help our inquiries."

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INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Peters, at Huntingdon Police Station, on 0345 4564564, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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