Men in balaclavas robbed 17-year-old and attacked him with a baseball bat

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses - Credit: Archant

Suffolk police is appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old was robbed and hit in the head with a baseball by men in balaclavas.

Police say the incident happened in Banham Road, Beccles, at around 10.30pm on Thursday, January 11.

The victim was walking home when a black Peugeot 206 with three people inside pulled in front of him.

One person stayed in the car and two males got out and walked toward him.

One was carrying a wooden baseball bat.

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The men are described as wearing tracksuits and black balaclavas over their faces.

They are described as being over six feet tall and of a stocky build.

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They struck the victim in the lower left leg with the bat and then hit him over the side of the head causing a small cut and swelling.

They stole a bag containing a fluorescent jacket, the victims mobile phone and a 50gram pouch of Amber Leaf tobacco from his front jacket pocket.

Anyone with information or who saw any suspicious activity should contact Lowestoft CID on 101 quoting crime reference 37/2210/18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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