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Robbery victim threatened with knife

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A man had a knife held to him after a social gathering turned sour.

Detectives at Preston CID are investigating allegations the 24-year-old victim was robbed at knifepoint at a terraced property on Clara Street in Fishwick, Preston, during a get-together on Thursday afternoon.

After the man’s money was 
taken, he was made to go in a 
private taxi with other guests who had 
been at the house.

It is understood the taxi stopped at a house on Fishwick Parade, with the victim still inside.

However, he ended up being dumped at the junction of New Hall Lane and London Road, opposite the Homebase store, at around 5.30pm, when the man who robbed him demanded that he get out of the vehicle.

The victim then called police from his mobile phone.

A taxi driver is helping police 
with their inquiries and has made a statement in connection with the 
incident.

Detectives believe the motive could be drugs related.

Today, Det Sgt John Crichton, of Preston CID, said: “We are investigating an incident on Thursday which started at a terraced property.

“We take all reports of robbery seriously.”

The victim, who is from Blackburn, arrived at the house at noon on Thursday after catching a bus to the city.

He spent time watching television with a friend and a girl.

He told officers later in the afternoon the guests in the house suddenly went into the kitchen, leaving him alone in the lounge.

One of the men then returned to the room and held a knife to him, 
demanding his money.

The robber, who stole around £105, is described as being of Asian appearance.

No arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information should call Preston Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

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