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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.

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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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