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Knifepoint Robbery in Farnborough

Police are appealing for witnesses to a knifepoint robbery of man in his car in Farnborough yesterday, Sunday, May 1 at around 9.30pm


The 50-year-old Italian man was just parking his 2014 black BMW X1 in the Lynchford Road car park ready to go for a drink at the Elephant and Castle pub when two men got in the vehicle with him


One held a knife to his throat and demanded money while the other searched the victims pockets.


He managed to push the knife away and get out of the car but the two men then stole the vehicle driving off in the direction of Peabody Road. The victim then went into the pub and reported the incident and police were called. 


One of the robbers is described as white, around 6ft tall in his 30s with brown hair. He was balding and also had a short brown beard. The other man was also white but clean shaven.


Officers are now asking for anyone who saw any of the incident or has any information about it to get in touch with police. They would also like to hear from anyone who thinks they may know where the car is now.


In the car were the victims wallet, passport and Samsung A22 phone.


They are asked to call Detective Constable Emily Sargent from the Northern CID team on 101.