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Man Befriended, Then Assaulted and Robbed In The Early Hours

Published on: 4 Sep, 2012
Updated on: 4 Sep, 2012

A Guildford man suffered a broken collar bone after he was assaulted and robbed in the town in the early hours of Saturday morning (1 Sep).

The 43-year-old man had been enjoying an evening out when he was heading home and joined up with a couple of men he met en route. The victim was then assaulted by one of the men, who punched him, causing him to fall to the ground and demanded cash be handed over.

The incident happened sometime between 2am and 2.30am at the junction of London Road and York Road. Following the robbery the two men made off towards Stoke Park.

The suspect who carried out the assault is described as a white man, 5ft 8in tall and of a slim build. He is described as being in his twenties, with long fair hair and was wearing jeans. He spoke with a “posh” English accent and was called Simon.

Detective Sergeant Richard Miller investigating said: “This was a particularly nasty attack on a local resident who was befriended by these two men, only to then be subjected to a vicious assault. I would urge anyone who may have any information relating to the incident to contact Surrey Police and help us find the perpetrator of this crime and bring him to justice.”

Borough Commander Matt Goodridge said: “Fortunately this type of crime is not an everyday occurrence in Guildford and as such we are treating the matter very seriously. Uniformed officers regularly patrol the area with a view to deterring violence of any kind.”

Please call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference GD/12/8012 with details or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111.

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