Couple robbed at knifepoint in a Blackpool street

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Police are hunting a man who robbed a couple in the street at knifepoint in Blackpool last night.

 

Officers say the suspect produced a blade and demanded a bag and a mobile phone.

The victims handed over the valuables and were uninjured in the incident.

The attack happened around midnight in Onslow Road, Layton. After snatching the items the offender ran off towards the Layton Cemetery area.

Onslow Road, Layton where the couple were robbed.

Onslow Road, Layton where the couple were robbed.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to a street robbery where a knife was produced.

“The man demanded a bag and a mobile phone from a man and his girlfriend. They handed over the items and they were unhurt.

“The suspect made off on foot towards the Layton Cemetery area.”

Anyone who either witnessed the robbery or has any information about the incident should call police on 101.