South Yorkshire Police have confirmed a man was attacked by an armed robber in Burngreave yesterday morning.

The victim, a 20 year old man, was robbed at 6:45am in the Ellesmere Road area near Burngreave Road.

Officers said it is believed that the robber was armed, although it is not known yet if the firearm was used.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “At some point during the robbery, it is believed that what appears to be a handgun was seen by the victim, who then fled to call police.

“The 20-year-old suffered minor injuries. Nobody has suffered any gunshot injuries and at this time, it is not clear whether any shots were fired.

“A scene was in place this morning to allow officers to gather evidence and begin their inquiry, this cordon has now been removed and enquiries are ongoing”.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery or any suspicious activity is asked to ring police on 101 quoting incident number 145 of 23 November 2018.

 

 

 

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