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Man attacked by moped riders in vicious late-night robbery in Mill Road, Cambridge

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A man was punched in the face and had his wallet stolen by two moped riders in a vicious late-night robbery in Cambridge’s Mill Road.

The victim was also threatened with a knife, although police confirmed he did not see one.

A police van
A police van

Officers have yet to make any arrests and are hunting the men after being called at 12.49am on Wednesday (August 3).

The men are described as white and one was wearing shorts, while the other wore a grey and black jacket. Other reports suggested they had black hoodies.

Reports circulated on social media that a man had been stabbed, but police confirmed he was injured by punches to the face.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called at 12.49am yesterday morning (Wednesday) with reports of a robbery in Mill Road, Cambridge.

“The victim reported two men on a moped punched him in the face and threatened him with a knife, although a knife was not seen. They also stole his wallet. Suspects described as two white men, one wearing shorts and the other wearing a grey and black jacket.

“A short while later, we received two further phone calls reporting a stabbing in Mill Road between The Brook pub and the mosque. Suspects were described as two males on a motorbike or moped, wearing black hoodies. It was established these were all the same incident and the victim had not been stabbed, but punched.

“No arrests have been made at this stage.

“Anyone with information should report it online or speak with one of our online operators via our web chat service.”

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