Robbers put victim in hospital
A 55-year-old was taken to hospital after being injured during an attempted robbery this morning.
The victim and his brother withrew cash from an ATM machine at the Cooperative Store in Whipperley Ring, Luton, before walking towards Ross Close.
A man then approached the brothers as they have reached the fish and chip shop and hit one over the head before trying to take the cash.
The brothers fought off the offender who left empty-handed.
An ambulance was called and both brothers were taken to Luton & Dunstable Hospital while the injured man receives treatment to the cut on his head.
Detective Sergeant Chris Beresford said: “This was a shocking experience for both the victims who were very brave and stopped the offender from taking any money although they believed him to be armed with a handgun.
“We are hoping that as this part of Luton is busy in the morning someone will have seen the man loitering in the area prior to the crime and they may be able to help us in our inquiry. I would appeal to anyone in the area this morning to come forward and speak to officers, in confidence.”
The robber is described as a man with an Asian appearance and a dark complexion, between 20 and 25 years old, 5ft 8ins–5ft 10ins tall, wearing a black baseball cap, a black anorak with a white stripe down the sleeves, knee length shorts and black and white training shoes.
If you have information about this incident, which happened at 8.15am, you can call DS Beresford, in confidence, on 01582 473346, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.