Police hunt Windsor alleyway robbers

Police hunt Windsor alleyway robbers

John Balson

Police hunt Windsor alleyway robbers

A man was beaten and robbed as he walked through an alleyway in Windsor on Wednesday.

The victim, 33, was approached from behind by two men as he walked through an alley known as Clewer Fields, near Oxford Road, at about 10.10pm.

One of the men tried to grab a brown record bag he was wearing over his shoulder and then both punched and kicked him to the ground before running off with the bag.

The man and a passer-by then chased after the pair. 

The mugger carrying the bag headed past the Vansittart Arms and the Bexley Arms towards Clarence Road and the other man down Albert Street.

During the chase the offender dropped the bag, which was retrieved by the victim. Nothing was stolen.

The victim suffered a small graze to his back which did not require hospital treatment.

The robbers are both black, between 18 and 25-years-old, around 6ft to 6ft 3ins, and slim.

They were both wearing loose, baggy clothing and either a hood or baseball caps. 

DC Reese Williams, investigating the incident, appealed for witnesses and for information about the passer-by who helped.

He is described as white in his mid-thirties to early forties, about 5ft 11ins to 6ft, large build, with short blondish hair.

He was wearing a white T-shirt and running shorts over a pair of cycling shorts.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymous on 0800 555111.

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