Knifepoint robbers strike twice in Sheffield

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TWO men were robbed at knifepoint during separate incidents within half-an-hour in Sheffield on Saturday night.

South Yorkshire Police said a man in his twenties was targeted by three men on Arundel Street at about 11pm.

One of the men is believed to have been carrying a knife. The three men threatened their victim before stealing his mobile phone and a small amount of cash.

Police said the three men left the area along Matilda Street.

At about 11.30pm, another man in his twenties was walking along Eyre Street when three men approached him.

It is reported that one of the men was carrying a knife. The victim was allegedly threatened and had a quantity of cash taken from him, before the men ran towards Sidney Street.

Police Constable Lucy Marriott, said: “We will be reviewing CCTV footage and have increased the police presence in the area.

“One of the victim’s sustained a minor injury but thankfully neither were seriously injured. I would like to urge members of the public who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at around that time to contact police.

“We believe the three men involved in both incidents to be the same group of people and we are now looking to identify those individuals.

“The three men are all described as black. One of the men is believed to be about 6ft tall, of slim build and in his late teens to early twenties. He is thought to have been wearing a puffa jacket and a grey hooded top.

“A second man is described as 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build and in his late teens to early twenties. He was also wearing a hooded top.

“If you have any information, please call 101 quoting incident number 26 of 1 May 2016.”