Appeal After Grove Gardens Robbery and Assault



Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery and assault by four men in a wooded area of Grove House Gardens in Dunstable.

At around 8.45pm on Saturday, 11 July, the first victim was punched in the face by a man before three other men repeatedly kicked and punched the victim while he was on the floor.

Various items were taken from the victim and as the suspects left, they also punched a woman in the face.

One of the suspects is described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, around 5’6” and of stocky build.

He was clean-shaven and had curly mousey brown hair which was short on the sides and longer on top.

During the incident, he was wearing a plain white t-shirt with blue jeans and Nike trainers.

The second suspect is described as black, in his late teens, around six feet tall and of slim build. He was clean-shaven, with very short hair on the sides which was slightly longer on top.

He was wearing a long dark coloured zipped up hooded-coat, either black or dark blue, with red and white coloured markings on the sleeves.

On his lower body, he was wearing dark coloured jogging bottoms and trainers. The hood of the coat had no trim.

The two other suspects were also black men who were similar in build to the second suspect.

They were both wearing dark jogging bottoms and dark jackets.

Bedfordshire Police DC David Gordon, investigating, said: “This was a shocking display of violence by this gang of offenders, which was in a public area where witnesses may have seen them shortly afterwards.

“We have been following a number of lines of enquiry in our investigation to date, but really need the public’s assistance to tell us any information they might have.

“If you saw this violent robbery and assault, or a group of four men entering or leaving Grove House Gardens at around this time, please contact the police or Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact DC Gordon via https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report or on 101.

Please quote reference 40/37337/20.

People can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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