Appeal for witnesses following robbery with bladed weapon

Robert Shepley - EditorBanbury News, Police & Emergency

Banbury Town News

Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Banbury.


At 5.15pm on Friday (10/2), a 26 year-old man was in People’s Park when he was approached by another man who asked him for a lighter.

When the victim could not provide a lighter, the other man threatened him with a bladed weapon, believed to be a knife, and demanded his wallet.

The victim’s black leather wallet, which contained a quantity of cash, his driver’s licence and a bank card, was stolen from him.

The offender then hit the victim in the stomach before running off. The victim did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is described as a black man, around 5′ 7″ and of a medium build. He was believed to be wearing a black jacket with the hood up, and covered his face with a dark-coloured scarf.

PC Richard Blewitt from Banbury Police Station said: “This was a traumatising experience for the victim and we are determined to identify who is responsible.

“If you witnessed the robbery or have any information which could assist with the investigation, please call Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference 43170041718.”

Alternatively, information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.