Robber cuts man with knife before stealing cigarettes

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A KNIFE-WIELDING robber cut a man’s arm before stealing his packet of cigarettes as he made his way home.

The 28-year-old victim was walking along Chiltern Drive in Broomgrove at 11.15pm yesterday when he was approached by a man who produced a craft knife, threatened him and demanded money.

The victim said he had no money and the suspect stole the cigarettes before running off.

The man received a slight cut to his arm but did not seek medical treatment.

The suspect is described as white, possibly in his early twenties and about 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall.

Detective constable Mark Waughman said: “If you were in the Chiltern Drive area late last night and saw this man, please call us on 101 quoting serial 1853 of 16/10. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”