A man was attacked and robbed by a group of youths in Stretford as he walked home from work.
The 18-year-old man was walking along Talbot Road in Stretford on Nov 27 at around 2.30am when he saw a group of twelve teenagers between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, he was then confronted by four of them as he crossed the road,
Two of them pointed two black guns at him as they stole his phone and bank card, whilst another rifled through his rucksack.
He was also threatened with a knife and one of the group struck him on the head with a bat and forced him to unlock his phone, the victim was punched in the ribs and started to walk away, but two of the group followed him for a short while, before the whole group fled.
The victim needed treatment at hospital as a result of the head injury and is now recovering at home.
The group who attacked him are described as:
First offender: white, 6ft tall, broad shoulders, wearing a black balaclava, a shiny big dark blue hooded coat with the hood pulled up, and black tracksuit bottoms he was carrying a small black gun.
Second offender: black, 6ft 2in to 6ft 3in tall, of slim build, wearing a shiny black bomber jacket with the hood pulled up, and black tracksuit pants, he was wearing black gloves and was carrying a small black gun.
Third offender: white, 5ft 5in tall, blue eyes, short, white blonde hair, about 15-years-old, wore black gloves and a blue and grey jacket, he was also carrying a bat.
Fourth offender: white, about 5ft 10in tall and was wearing a black coat.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack to come forward.
Detective Constable Chris Aunins of GMP’s Trafford Borough said: “An innocent man was brutally attacked on his way home from work, by a group who thought nothing of threatening him with weapons.
“If anyone saw a large group around the Talbot Road area or if you have CCTV or dash-cam footage covering the time of the attack, I would urge you to get in touch with police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7677, 101 quoting incident number 371 of 27/11/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.