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Disabled man slashed with Stanley knife in mid-afternoon mugging

Thieves slashed the man twice in the arm – once before and once after the robbery.

A MAN WHO uses a mobility scooter was robbed at knife point in the Peters Hill area of Belfast yesterday afternoon.

The thieves slashed the man twice in the arm – once before and once after the robbery.

According to the PSNI, the man – aged in his 50s – was on his mobility scooter when he was approached by two unknown males who asked for a cigarette.

One produced a Stanley knife and demanded money.

After the man refused, one of the muggers slashed him on the arm with the knife.

“The man then handed over a sum of cash before the man slashed him again on the arm,” a police statement said.

“Both males made off on foot in the direction of the Lower Falls.”

They are described as being aged in their early 20s.

One was wearing a black baseball cap and the other a red-coloured zip top. He had black hair and a moustache.

“The man was treated in hospital for injuries to his arm that are not believed to be life threatening,” police said.

The attack happened at around 2.45pm.

Detective Inspector Mary White issued an appealing for anyone with information to contact Musgrave Police Station.

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