APPEAL: Robbery, Trent Vale, S-o-T

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in the Trent Vale area of Stoke-on-Trent.

The incident happened at approximately 12.30pm on Saturday 3 October when a 26-year-old man was walking home from work.

He was approached by a man in Mace Street park who asked for a cigarette.

The man was then assaulted and had his blue coat/fleece stolen. This contained a mobile phone, a bank card and a quantity of cash. He attended hospital after suffering a minor head injury but has since been discharged.

The offender is described as white, aged approximately 25, with a medium build. He was clean shaven and spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing a dark-coloured beanie-type hat and a blue top. It is believed a second male offender was also present.

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 356 of October 3, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Author: sp16394

Press Officer at Staffordshire Police